Found January 22, 2013 on
The Penalty Flag:
The 2012 season is over for the Atlanta Falcons, and now we look onto the potential 2013 Atlanta Falcons roster changes. The Falcons will potentially have 18 players fly off in 2013. The first man on this list who is definitely not coming back is Tony Gonzalez. He announced his intentions to retire early in the 2012 season, and it has truly been a treat to watch him continue to display his Hall of Fame credentials in a Falcons uniform. Then the tough decision for the Falcons comes with Brent Grimes hitting free agency in 2013. It’s hard to make the decision on Grimes, because he was placed on I.R. early in the 2012 season.… Read more
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Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez has played out what he has stated is his most likely his final NFL contract.
The perennial Pro Bowler stated at the start of the 2012-13 season that this one was win, lose or draw his ride into the sunset.
Bom-Bah-Dee-Dah. Happy trails to you.
He reemphasized that point in comments to the Atlanta Journal Constitution after Sunday’s...
Tony Gonzalez has been saying that he is highly likely to retire after the season, but the 36-year-old tight end seemed to hedge on those plans after the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons blew a 17-0 lead and lost 28-24 to the San Francisco 49ers to fall a game short of the Super Bowl. Gonzalez caught all 8 passes thrown his way for 78 yards and a touchdown. Anyone...
After the Atlanta Falcons recorded their first playoff win under head coach Mike Smith last week, veteran TE Tony Gonzalez reportedly told a teammate that he was 97% certain that when this season ended, he was going to retire. Gonzalez wouldn’t confirm his plans last night after the Falcons loss, but his comments to reporters suggest that he will be hanging the cleats up this offseason...
After today’s playoff loss to the 49ers, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez wouldn’t give a complete comment on whether he’s going to retire now. He only said this was “probably” his final game, per Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Last week a teammate of Gonzalez’s said there’s a 97 percent chance he’ll retire.
I’m sure Gonzalez will let things settle...
It may have been Tony Gonzalez’s final game. If so the tight-end went out with a fine performance catching 8 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons 28-24 loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
“I’ve been very blessed I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me,” Gonzalez said at his locker. “I’ve had a great ride, an unbelievable ride. … I have...
Maybe Tony Gonzalez will change his mind. Maybe he'll get bored in a few months' time. Maybe he'll pull a Brett Favre and return to the game of football only after he's dodged the physical pain and stress of training camp and the preseason. But one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history insists that he's "probably" retiring after the Atlanta Falcons...
The Falcons say running back Michael Turner is questionable to return after suffering an ankle injury. Turner had run for 30 yards on 8 carries prior to the injury.
Jacquizz Rodgers will likely finish the game as the Falcons every-down running back. Expect Matt Ryan to continue to target Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez.
ST. PAUL, Minn. Kyle Rudolph's breakthrough season has earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Rudolph, the Minnesota Vikings' second-year tight end, was named to the NFC team Tuesday, replacing the Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez, who won't play due to injury.
Rudolph was Minnesota's second-round pick in 2011 and developed into one of the top receiving options for...