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Tony Gonzalez retirement closer to 50-50, says Falcons GM

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05:31 PM ET 02.15 | Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the veteran tight end is closer to 50/50 on retiring, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. Gonzalez said toward the end of the 2012 season that he was 95 percent sure he'd retire: "Tony has done so much for us on and off the field and I don't believe, not stating that he would be lying to anyone, but I don't believe the 95 percent," Dimitroff said Thursday on NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk." "I want to believe it's a lot closer to 50/50, to be honest with you, and we've had discussions." "Obviously (head coach) Mike Smith has had discussions with him. We're all in a good place. Ultimately it's up to Tony to decide if he wants to come back and potentially catch 100 balls again. I think it's one of those situations that Tony was so effective for us down the stretch and I can't imagine that his appetite wasn't sort of whet from his contributions in the playoffs."

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/2/15/3992060/tony-gonzalez-retirement-atlanta-falcons

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
February 16, 2013  07:26 AM ET

He's going to go for the Bread!!! He still has some fire in the belly!!!

 
February 16, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Too bad, the best tight end, ever.

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