Antonio Gates (foot) says he's almost back to 100-percent and will "definitely" return to his All-Pro form.
Gates has missed nine games over the last two seasons and wasn't playing at full health when active. He's been a full participant in San Diego's voluntary workout program, however, and is closing in on a return to full health. "We're getting there," Gates said. "It's definitely going to get back to that [All-Pro form]. I think that's what makes me excited, coming to prove I'm still one of the elite guys at this position." Gates is a top-five fantasy tight end in 2012.