Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 13: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons against the Miami Dolphins at Georgia Dome on September 13, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The NFL trade deadline has passed. Tony Gonzalez knows where he'll be finishing his 17-year career. Now, to make the best of it. Gonzalez will spend at least nine more weeks with the Atlanta Falcons before fading into retirement, and he's not giving up on the idea of extending things just a bit with an improbable trip to the playoffs. If nothing else, he doesn't have to hear about a possible trade anymore. ''I'm here. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season,'' Gonzalez said Thursday. ''I'm glad it's over now. I'm ready to go out there and finish this season strong. Hopefully we can make a serious run here, because that's what it's going to take.'' The battered Falcons (2-5) are one of the league's most disappointing teams heading into Sunday's game at Carolina (4-3). Gonzalez knows he is running out of time to win his first championship. ''I'm savoring every moment that I can out there,'' he said. ''Sometimes, I think back to when it all started: high school, college, ...
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