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Tony Gonzalez has found the perfect solution to keep both his family and the Atlanta Falcons happy.
Of course, the 13-time Pro Bowl tight end had plenty of leverage entering his final NFL season.
Gonzalez agreed in March to put off his retirement to return for a fifth year with the Falcons. In turn, the team agreed to let him miss part of training camp to spend time with his family in California.
Neither Gonzalez nor coach Mike Smith said how many days the player will miss, but both added there's no cause for concern.
Gonzalez plans to honor a commitment he made last summer - to watch his son at football practice - but he and Smith both insist the absences from the Falcons won't affect his job performance
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After participating in the first two days of practice, Tony Gonzalez departed training camp. The Falcons had said they would grant Gonzalez, who almost retired in the offseason, time in training camp to spend with his family in California, as his son Nikko, 12, is playing football for the first time.
Smith did not say when Gonzalez would return. He said the...
Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta, and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly.
Umenyiora says it's a blessing that he spent 10 years with New York, helped the Giants win two Super Bowls.
But after signing a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Falcons in late March, Umenyiora began a new phase of his career without having to depart for training camp...
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.
Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Thursday that the deal was being finalized as Ryan led the offense through practice Thursday on the first day of training camp.
A person familiar with the situation says Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million...
Well that we quick. We just reported that the Falcons and Matt Ryan were finalizing a new contract. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Falcons have signed Ryan to a five-year, $103 million contract. Ryan deal is done with 5 year ext at $103,750 million, $59 million guaranteed, $63 mill in first 3 years, $20.75 mill average per — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 25,...
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Falcons are finalizing a contract extension with QB Matt Ryan.
Mortensen adds that Ryan will receive a five-year extension worth over $100 million.
Previous reports indicated that Ryan could receive as much as $50 million guaranteed with base salaries $18-$22 million annually. If Mortensen’s $100 million is accurate, it appears...
It is now Matt Ryan’s turn to cash in.
Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Falcons and Ryan are close to finalizing a five year $100 million extension.
As expected, #Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are finalizing 5-year contract extension that will exceed $100 million when done
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 25, 2013
Adam Schefter is reporting that Ryan will get...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cardinals have signed free agent defensive end John Abraham to a two-year contract.
DE John Abraham has just signed with #Cardinals, I'm told. It's a 2-year deal. And his FA odyssey is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2013
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Several teams have locked up franchise quarterbacks ahead of training camp this year. Add the Atlanta Falcons to that list.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Matt Ryan and the Falcons have agreed on a five-year extension worth $103.75 million. The deal includes $59 million guaranteed and $63 million in the first three years. ESPN's Chris Mortensen was the first...
I'm pretty sure free agent John Abraham - at some point or another - visited with all 32 teams in the league, or at least it seemed he was on the full-country tour. It seems as though his patience has paid off to the tune of a 2-year, $6,000,000 deal in Arizona.
Cardinals signed John Abraham.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2013
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Congratulations are in order for Matt Ryan who just signed a 5-year, $103.75 million extension that will run through the 2018 season, $59 million of which is guaranteed.
That is quite a bit of money, but considering the aging of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady, in a season or two Ryan could be widely considered a top-5 quarterback in the NFL.
He lacks superior arm strength...
Oh that Thomas Dimitroff, what a tease he is. He waits all off-season and then on the day that Falcons training camp starts he finally gets the Ryan deal done.
It's a five year $103.75 million dollare deal with $59 million guaranteed. Or in other words, more money then you will ever see in your life. In terms of average salary Ryan now trails only Aaron Rodgers and...
After bolstering their offensive line earlier in the day with the signing of free-agent right tackle Eric Winston, the Cardinals made a move to strengthen their pass rush later Thursday, reportedly agreeing to terms with veteran defensive end John Abraham on a two-year deal.
The 35-year-old Abraham spent the last seven seasons with the Falcons and posted 68.5 sacks in that time...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Minutes before the Atlanta Falcons opened training camp on Thursday, the team agreed to a lucrative contract extension with Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan.
Multiple sources reported the five-year extension includes guaranteed money of 59 million over the first three years. FOX Sports information guru Jay Glazer tweeted that he ran into Ryan minutes before the...