Tony Gonzalez | TE | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 2/6/2014 10:42pm et
Retired TE Tony Gonzalez admitted that he may consider returning to a team during the stretch run next season. 'Maybe, if the team is hot in November, 9-2 or something, I could come back for the last two months,' Gonzalez said.
Huddle Up: Consider this a long shot at best . . .
Posted: 1/26/2014 11:08pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he is at peace with his decision to retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Yeah, don't look for the future Hall-of-Famer to be talked into one more go-round this offseason.
Posted: 1/21/2014 11:24pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez will be added to the 2014 Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (undisclosed).
Huddle Up: This will be the true NFL swan song for the leading pass-catching TE in NFL history.
Posted: 12/21/2013 8:17pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Gonzalez has been dealing with the toe injury for the past few weeks and he's still played, so he's in no danger of missing Monday night's game. Gonzalez is a low-end TE1 in a tough match-up with the 49ers this week.
Posted: 11/28/2013 1:44pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) is practicing Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Gonzo has dealt with sore toe for most of the season, but will be out there Sunday as usual. He's looking for his first TD catch since Week 9.
Posted: 11/20/2013 4:29pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 12 but is expected to play in the game.
Huddle Up: Gonzalez has a decent matchup against a Saints defense hit by the injury bug recently.
Posted: 11/19/2013 5:12pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) was not seen on the practice field Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: The veteran TE has earned some missed practice time, and like Week 11, he should play without doing a whole lot during the week. Stay on top of the situation, though, if you're planning to start him Thursday night.
Posted: 11/15/2013 1:33pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) is out of practice Friday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: Gonzo didn't return as hoped Friday, hasn't practiced all week, and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tampa. You're likely going to need to check the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report Sunday before you set your lineup.
Posted: 11/14/2013 4:48pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: The 37-year-old TE may be getting some extra time to recover so see what he's able to do Friday before tinkering with your fantasy lineup.
Posted: 11/13/2013 5:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: You might have to plan for Gonzalez's absence this week. Monitor his injury situation.
Posted: 10/29/2013 10:12am et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he is open to a trade if the team wanted to deal him. 'I love my guys on this team too much to go ask for a trade,' Gonzalez said. 'It would be something that would come from them where they said, 'Hey, it makes sense because we could get something good for you and send you to a team that's a contender.' So I understand the thought process behind that.'
Huddle Up: One intriguing scenario would return Gonzo to Kansas City, where the Chiefs are unbeaten and cruising towards the playoffs--and where Andy Reid could use a tight end to give Alex Smith a downfield target. However, the Falcons reportedly remain uninterested in trading Gonzo.
Posted: 10/15/2013 12:29pm et
The Atlanta Falcons are not going to trade TE Tony Gonzalez.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the injury-depleted, seemingly going-nowhere Falcons should hang on to Gonzalez rather than send him back to the undefeated Chiefs for some draft picks that would allow them to rebuild areas of need heading into 2014. Makes sense.
Posted: 10/9/2013 3:59pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team absolutely is not looking to trade TE Tony Gonzalez to a contending team. 'That's preposterous that Tony would be traded,' Smith said. 'He's an integral part of our offense and has been since he's been here. And he's having another Hall of Fame season.' Gonzalez is second on the team with 33 catches for 339 yards and leads the team with three touchdowns.
Huddle Up: That's too bad for Gonzalez and his fantasy owners. The Falcons are headed in the wrong direction, and without Julio Jones to open things up, Gonzalez could see a lot more double coverage as the season wears on.
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:37pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is making it clear that he doesn't want to be traded to a contending team after it's believed that WR Julio Jones (foot) is out for the rest of the season. Gonzalez wants to finish his career in Atlanta.
Huddle Up: Gonzo pushed back retirement to specifically play for the Falcons, and it's good to see the TE sticking to his guns. His recent uptick in targets, though, should continue with Jones likely out and fellow WR Roddy White struggling to overcome injury issues (ankle, hamstring) of his own.
Posted: 10/7/2013 11:57pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez hauled in a reception in the first quarter of the Week 5 game against the New York Jets Monday, Oct. 7, giving him at least one reception in 200 straight games.
Huddle Up: With WR Roddy White hurting and ineffective, Gonzo has become that much more vital to the offense and recorded double-digit receptions (10-97 on 14 targets) for the second straight game. Look for the passes to keep coming his way as throwing to the veteran TE is one of the few things working for the 1-4 Falcons.
Posted: 9/20/2013 10:21pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is looking forward to facing the Miami Dolphins in Week 3. The Dolphins have shown a penchant for double teaming the opposition's top wide receiver, which could create more chances for Gonzalez. 'They doubled up (Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald) a lot, and you would probably think they'd do the same thing against (Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones), which is going to create one-on-one matchups with other guys,' Gonzalez said.
Huddle Up: Gonzalez is referring to a game last season between the Dolphins and Cardinals, although Arizona didn't have a tight end of Gonzo's caliber for Miami to worry about. However, both Jordan Cameron and Coby Fleener had strong fantasy days against Miami's defense in the first two weeks, so Gonzalez should have a big day on Sunday.
Posted: 8/21/2013 12:48pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Tuesday, Aug. 20, that TE Tony Gonzalez will work with the first-team offense and play extensively in his first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, against the Tennessee Titans. 'Tony is in great shape like he always is,' Smith said. 'He'll play just like the rest of the starters. We're not going to have a specific number and say all starters are playing this number of snaps.'
Huddle Up: Gonzalez has been healthy his whole career, and he takes care of his body like no other. There is little reason to worry about extended playing time in the preseason for him, and it'll be good to see him out there.
Posted: 7/28/2013 2:17pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said TE Tony Gonzalez will not play in the team's first preseason game because he is dealing with a previously scheduled family situation. Smith said the team expects Gonzalez to play in the final two preseason games. Smith said the team knew about Gonzalez's situation before he re-signed.
Huddle Up: Preseason games, training camp practices -- the 37-year-old Gonzalez has been there, done that aplenty over his record-setting career -- and all that matters to the Falcons and fantasy GMs is that the un-retired TE will be ready to go come Week 1.
Posted: 7/17/2013 5:39pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he believes the team can have a perfect offense after adding RB Steven Jackson this offseason. "Obviously, we're led by [QB Matt Ryan]," Gonzalez said. "With him pulling the trigger, with [WR Roddy White], [WR Julio Jones], myself, we're going to try and soften up that defense a lot where they got to stand back and play off us a little bit. That is going to make big holes for a guy like Steven Jackson, and we should hopefully go out there and be the perfect offense." Gonzalez said this will definitely be his last season in the NFL. He was going to retire after last season, but his family convinced him to come back for one more season. He added that he is not sure if he will participate in all of the drills during training camp but will be reporting for camp ready to participate.
Huddle Up: At this juncture Gonzo has earned the right to sit out as much of training camp as he sees fit. And the pieces are certainly all there for the Falcons to have a dominant offense, with Steven Jackson picking up for the departed Michael Turner. The passing game shouldn't take much time to get back in sync, so not having Gonzo on the field for training camp drills shouldn't be an issue.
Posted: 6/14/2013 4:13pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said TE Tony Gonzalez has been excused from participating in the team's mandatory minicamp next week.
Huddle Up: You can bet the official okey-dokey for Gonzo to skip minicamp was in the contract he signed when he agreed to stave off retirement for at least one more season.
Posted: 4/5/2013 3:22pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said 2013 will be his last season even though he signed a two-year deal. He said he is a little tempted to try to break the all-time receiving record but understands it would probably take him four years to break the record.
Huddle Up: Gonzo didn't look like he was on his last legs in 2012, so another near miss in 2013 could bring him back yet again. That said, the Falcons may want to add Gonzo's potential replacement in this year's draft in case this time Gonzalez really means he's done.
Posted: 3/15/2013 1:35pm et
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez agreed to a two-year $14 million dollar contract with $7 million guaranteed. Gonzalez's cap number for 2013 is $5.25 million.
Huddle Up: It's official, Gonzo returns to the Falcons. If last year is any indication, he has more than enough left in the tank to remain one of the top fantasy tight ends.
Posted: 3/12/2013 9:50pm et
Free-agent TE Tony Gonzalez called the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, March 12 to announce he will return to the team instead of retiring. He's reportedly seeking $7 million for the 2013 season in addition to a reduced training-camp workload.
Huddle Up: With Gonzo finishing second among league TEs in receptions (93) and fourth in TD catches (8) in 2012 and the Falcons being a legit Super Bowl contender, it was hard to see the TE simply walking away. He'll be another year older and another step slower this fall, but he still figures to be among the game's top TE red-zone threats once again.