Just asked Tony Gonzalez if he would consider coming out of retirement this year: "There is probably no chance of me coming back to play."
The Falcoholic "In a headline you would never expect to read, the Falcons have officially parted ways with the NFL's greatest tight end. A future Hall of Fame member was cut from the ranks today. The Atlanta Falcons officially released tight end Tony Gonzalez Tuesday afternoon, according to Jay Adams. The..." March 11
ESPN.com "Toward the end of this past season, Tony Gonzalez said there was no chance he would be talked into playing one more year. His tune recently changed, however, when his comments in an ESPN The Magazine feature written by Seth Wickersham during the season surfaced. The tight end seemed to leave..." February 12
ESPN.com "The variety of topics revealed in Seth Wickersham's ESPN The Magazine piece on Tony Gonzalez, including the Hall of Fame-bound tight end's thoughts on Matt Ryan's quarterback status and Gonzalez's apparent desire to be traded to a contender during this past season, created plenty conversation for..." February 08
Pro Football Talk "A couple of years back, the question of whether or not Eli Manning was an elite quarterback became an offseason discussion topic. The question of whether or not that modifier applies to another quarterback has been raised by the quarterback’s recently retired tight end. ESPN the Magazine has an..." February 07
Pro Football Talk "As Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez prepares for the final game of his Hall of Fame career, he attributes some of his success to something that drives opposing players nuts: Pushing off. Defensive players routinely complain that big, physical receivers like Gonzalez get away with offensive pass..." December 29
Pro Football Talk "Tight end Tony Gonzalez has missed only two regular-season games in a career that stretches back to 1997. As he prepares to play his last one, he wants more pass-catchers to have a chance to avoid serious injury, too. “The NFL has to do something to stop receivers in the open field from..." December 26
Tony Gonzalez (toe) listed as questionable but expected to play. Antone Smith (knee) also questionable. Thomas DeCoud (concussion) probable.
ATL's Tony Gonzalez: "I could keep playing. I know i could.... But it's over." (If there were a team in L.A., he'd consider playing more).
Per team source, despite Tony Gonzalez being questionable w/ toe injury, he's expected to play today (limited all wk in prax).
Kansas City Star "Tony Gonzalez, probably the best tight end in NFL history, won't play in a Super Bowl. Gonzalez, who returned to play one more season after considering retirement after 2012, won't even get a chance to earn his second playoff victory in 17 seasons. The Falcons (2-9) are mathematically..." December 01
ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who continues to deal with an injured toe on his left foot, is set to play against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night despite being listed as questionable. Gonzalez participated in the team's walkthrough on Wednesday. "We'll, he's listed as..." November 21
Tony Gonzalez will be questionable but anticipated to play
Tony Gonzalez on the field for today's walkthrough
Tony Gonzalez was not on practice field during open period
Gonzalez will be listed as questionable
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has missed only two games in his stellar 17-year career, suffered a left toe injury against Seattle on Sunday and did not practice Thursday. Also, defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf) did not practice. Both didn't practice on Wednesday. Running back..." November 14
ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said he injured a toe on his left foot during Sunday’s 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Gonzalez hobbled around the locker room afterward and implied that more tests would be conducted to determine the severity of the injury. He was pulled out of the..." November 10
ESPN.com "Tony Gonzalez understands the logic behind all the trade talk. The Atlanta Falcons tight end realizes plenty of folks want to see him walk away from the NFL wearing his first Super Bowl ring. That would explain the 37-year-old's willingness to address trade rumors, even if the topic has become..." October 29
Tampa Tribune "For most of his glittering 17-year pro career Tony Gonzalez has been a marked man on fall Sundays. Don’t expect that to change in the Georgia Dome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 13-time Pro Bowl tight end might be Atlanta’s only proven threat in the passing game as the winless Bucs..." October 19
ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has not asked for a trade and he won't try to "jump ship" before finishing out his final NFL season. Gonzalez addressed the media- and fan-driven trade speculation during open locker room Thursday. "I'm still happy as I can be to be a Falcon" Gonzalez..." October 17
Amazing there are still questions about this but one more time: Chiefs are not trading for Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons are not trading him
FWIW John Dorsey said this to @theprogramkc today re: a possible Gonzalez deal: "I’m very frugal with those draft picks.''
I've seen a lot of tweets w rumors that Falcons should trade Tony Gonzalez just got off the phone w him he ... http://t.co/GKMMpeZ7UO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Through the joy of modern day technology the Falcons have put tight end Tony Gonzalez through a virtual training camp. Gonzalez was on hand for the first two days of camp but has been on family leave since. (ASIDE: I hope he has some patience with his son Nikko. That first year of footall can..." August 13
Fox Sports South "After participating in the first two days of practice Tony Gonzalez departed training camp. The Falcons had said they would grant Gonzalez who almost retired in the offseason time in training camp to spend with his family in California as his son Nikko 12 is playing football for the first..." July 28
CBSSports.com "Going into the 2012 season, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was 95 percent sure he was going to retire. Then he was 97 percent sure. After that, only people with advanced calculous degrees knew how sure he was. Eventually though, Gonzalez decided 2012 wouldn't be his final season, but..." July 18
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez tells PFT Live he is "100 percent" certain 2013 will be his final season, up from last year's 95 percent.
Tony Gonzalez contract was 2-years, $14 million with $7 million guaranteed. Cap number for 2013 = $5.25 million
NFL.com "It's official -- Tony Gonzalez will be returning to the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. Although Gonzalez said earlier this week he'd be putting his retirement plans on hold so he could play another season with the Falcons, he was technically a free agent until agreeing a two-year deal worth $14..." March 15
Fox Sports "The most productive tight end in the history of the NFL is officially putting off retirement for one more year. Tony Gonzalez told FOX Sports in an exclusive interview that he has now told the Atlanta Falcons he is coming back and the two sides are on the verge of a new contract that will put..." March 12
USA Today "Tony Gonzalez hasn't publicly declared that he will return for a 17th NFL season, but here's another sign that he apparently is leaning in that direction: The Atlanta Falcons tight end has given his agent, Tom Condon, the green light to talk to the team about a new contract, a person with..." March 12
Yahoo! Sports "When the Atlanta Falcons fell 10 yards short of a Super Bowl berth last January, it appeared as though future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez had played the final game of his 16-year career. Now, the Falcons are becoming increasingly hopeful that Gonzo might not be gone after all...." March 10
The Falcoholic "Before you all begin hurling stones this way, let me be clear about how I feel about Tony Gonzalez. He is, unquestionably, one of the greatest receivers (not just tight ends) to have ever played the game. He is a first ballot hall of famer. He is an amazing man and at 36, was out-performing guys..." March 09
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons’ preparations for free agency are complicated by the issue of whether tight end Tony Gonzalez will return for his 17th season in the NFL. Teams can start talking to player representatives Saturday, and free agency starts Tuesday. After releasing veterans John Abraham, Michael Turner..." March 08
SB Nation "Perhaps there is one more year left in Tony Gonzalez. The future Hall of Famer said at the end of the 2012 season that he was 95 percent sure he would retire. But ESPN's Ed Werder said on SportsCenter on Tuesday that the tight end is beginning to "waver" on those remarks, according to..." February 19
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While the great Tony Gonzalez is working through his own version of “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” the Falcons must carry on. General manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith are set to leave for this week’s NFL scouting combine while working on several contingency plans for the..." February 19
Pro Football Talk "Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez says he’s 95 percent sure he’s going to retire. But Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff is more optimistic than that. Dimitroff said on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network that he believes Gonzalez is wrestling with a tough decision about his future, and..." February 15
ESPN.com "The retirement of Tony Gonzalez might not be as much of a done deal as the veteran tight end made it sound late in the season. Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff admitted Thursday he is lobbying hard to convince Gonzalez to return. "A guy who is 36 (years old) catching 100-plus..." February 01
CBSSports.com "Count Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff among those who want to see tight end Tony Gonzalez return next season. "A guy who is 36, catching 100-plus balls (including the postseason), it just doesn't seem like it's time for him to move on," Dimitrioff told ESPN.com on Thursday. As..." January 31