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Throughout the 2012 season, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez told reporters and his team that he was 95% sure he was going toretire after the year was over. General manager Thomas Dimitroff isnâ€™t buying
it, as he told Pro Football Talk that he believes Gonzalezâ€™s decision is â€śa lot
closer to 50/50.â€ť
â€śTony has done so much for us on and off the field and I
donâ€™t believe, not stating that he would be lying to anyone, but I donâ€™t
believe the 95 percent,â€ť Dimitroff said. â€śI want to believe itâ€™s a lot closer
to 50/50, to be honest with you, and weâ€™ve had discussions.â€ť
Dimitroff added that the decision is ultimately Gonzalezâ€™s
to make. Still, the GM believes the veteran tight end â€śwhetâ€ť his appetite while
contributing for the team in the playoffs. Despite Gonzalezâ€™s announcement that
heâ€™ll likely be hanging up his cleats, the Falcons continue to have him listed
as the teamâ€™s No. 1 tight end.
Gonzalez, a 15-year pro, caught 93 passes for 930 yards and
eight touchdowns last season for the Falcons.
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