Tony Gonzalez signs extension with Falcons

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Tony Gonzalez will not be retiring just yet.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Falcons tight end finalized a one-year, $7 million extension with Atlanta on Saturday. He’ll be back for his 16th NFL season.

It was believed Gonzo could retire, but he’s clearly still able to play at a high level. He has 79 catches for 867 yards and seven touchdowns this year, which is better than his production the previous two years.

UPDATE 1:23 p.m. ET: The Falcons confirmed the one-year deal.

11 responses to “Tony Gonzalez signs extension with Falcons

  1. This is a smart move by the falcons. I believe they will draft a tight end also. This buys the rookie time to adjust to the speed of the nfl, and get stellar help from a future hall of famer

  2. an awesome TE, maybe the best ever. he’s not winning a SB with atanta though, not with rodgers and brees in the same conference.

  3. Well earned!!! He is the best TE I’be seen since Kellen Winslow SENIOR. He has set a great example for others to follow, good to know he will be back…..

  4. The man is a true class act — deserves every penny, nice to see him taken care of; but then I wouldn’t expect less from the Falcons. Sure is a much better organization since Mr. Blank took over.

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