While Tony Gonzalez has left the door open a crack in regards to coming back from rertirement, the Falcons aren’t making any plans for it.
According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff seemed to dismiss the possibility.
Asked if they’d save a spot for Gonzalez for a late playoff run, Dimitroff replied: “I believe Tony Gonzalez has retired and he’ll have a fantastic career in the media business.’’
Gonzalez should have plenty of chances to work in television, and it’s not as if the Falcons are angry with him. They let him work out on his own well into training camp, and made plenty of concessions to him last season.
But it’s probably smart to make a plan that doesn’t include him, then if he does decide to pull a Favre, he’s simply a bonus.