There’s still a slim chance Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will extend his career by another season. But he definitely won’t be extending it for now by one game.
Gonzalez has pulled out of the Pro Bowl due to an injury.
He’ll be replaced by Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, a second-year player making his first trip to the NFL all-star game.
Rudolph, whose nine receiving touchdowns trailed only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (1o) among all tight ends in 2012, will join defensive end Jared Allen, fullback Jerome Felton, linebacker Chad Greenway, running back Adrian Peterson and, kicker Blair Walsh in Honolulu.