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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 isnât buying
it, as he told Pro Football Talk that he believes Gonzalezâs decision is âa lot
closer to 50/50.â
âTony has done so much for us on and off the field and I
donât believe, not stating that he would be lying to anyone, but I donât
believe the 95 percent,â Dimitroff said. âI want to believe itâs a lot closer
to 50/50, to be honest with you, and weâve had discussions.â
Dimitroff added that the decision is ultimately Gonzalezâs
to make. Still, the GM believes the veteran tight end âwhetâ his appetite while
contributing for the team in the playoffs. Despite Gonzalezâs announcement that
heâll likely be hanging up his cleats, the Falcons continue to have him listed
as the teamâs 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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