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Green Cherishes Time Spent with Gates
Entering his third training camp, Green is happy to be back on the field and in pads.
Within the first few days of training camp, Green has shown why he’s quickly become a fan favorite in San Diego. With superior hands, he’s made some tremendous catches in 7-on-7 drills, yet trying to become more versatile, the tight end mentioned he’s been working on his blocking.
At 6-6, 240-pounds, Green played in all 16 games last season starting 10 of those contests. He had 17 receptions for 376 yards averaging just over 22 yards per catch with 3 touchdowns on the season.
Part of why Green enjoys being a Charger is his tight end corps. Even though he is one of the youngest in the room, Green calls the guys a “big family” citing his fellow teammates are like big brothers to him.
One of these big brothers is veteran tight end Antonio Gates. Gates missed a majority of the voluntary offseason but number 89 is happy to be back working with 85.
“It’s always good to have Gates back on the field and back in the locker room as well. He’s a great person in the locker room and on the field he’s a great player. He always comes and coaches me up, teaches me stuff I don’t know so it’s always good to have him back.”
As for what else he’s been working on this season? Green once again couldn’t shy away from bringing up his bond with Gates.
“I had to work on route running, getting in and out of routes and trying to perfect that as much as I can, but I’ve got Gates in front of me so (it’s easy to) watch him and try to compare myself to him.”