Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/12/13
Never believe an athlete is retiring until he files his paperwork with the league. Ya know, unless that player is Brett Favre. Atlanta Falcons tight end, Tony Gonzalez will be returning for his 17th season in the NFL, his fifth with the Falcons. Per Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer: Tony Gonzalez told me he has officially informed Falcons he is coming back and they are working out a deal now. story on foxsports dot com — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 12, 2013 What will be involved in that new deal is the question. Obviously, he wants to be paid well, and since he is still one of the best tight ends in the league, he demands a pretty high market valule. The other question will be around his participation in offseason workouts and training camp. It was reported already that Gonzalez was looking for an abbreviated camp, and that will be part of the negotiation process. But, the Falcons have to be careful with this, as other veterans may attempt to use the same ploy in the future. Gonzalez will enter the 2013 season as the career leader for tight ends in receiving yards (14,268), receptions (1,242), and touchdowns (104). His [...]
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