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Tony Gonzalez to retire after 2013 season

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12:45 PM ET 04.05 | This time it is for certain. Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has said that the 2013-14 NFL season will be his final campaign. Gonzalez passed along the news during an appearance on Pro Football Talk's PFT Live. The Falcons are loaded with talent and have all of the tools in place to make a Super Bowl, which would be the perfect ending to Gonzalez's career. Just like the Baltimore Ravens used Ray Lewis' final run as motivation last season, Atlanta could rally behind Gonzalez and make it their goal to "win one for Tony."

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April 5, 2013  10:52 PM ET

Yeah ok sure. He said he was going to retire after the 2012 season too.

April 5, 2013  10:54 PM ET

The off season moves on defense and getting Jackson will pay huge dividends.

April 5, 2013  10:56 PM ET

Where have I heard that before? No creds.

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April 6, 2013  01:37 AM ET

Pro athlete retirement announcements are empty and meaningless. It's 50-50 as to whether or not this announcement even carries a shred of truth.

April 6, 2013  01:37 AM ET
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falcons will be hard to handle this year

Right up until the playoffs start.

April 6, 2013  02:05 AM ET
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Right up until the playoffs start.

Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

April 6, 2013  05:46 AM ET

What's he going to do when they run through the regular season 13 -3 and get to the playoffs and are one and done. He'll be 38 and still in good shape. Think he changes his mind AGAIN?

April 6, 2013  07:59 AM ET
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Pro athlete retirement announcements are empty and meaningless. It's 50-50 as to whether or not this announcement even carries a shred of truth.

Bunch of Brett Favre wannabes.

April 6, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Go Get Um Tony!!!!!!

April 6, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Deja Favre?

April 6, 2013  08:52 AM ET

I guess the moratorium on the F word has been lifted.

April 6, 2013  10:29 AM ET

He's been saying this for the past five years.

April 6, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Yep, and in other news, Brett Favre files identify theft charges against Gonzalez.

April 6, 2013  11:49 AM ET

Win one for Tony? Wasn't that last years mantra?

 
April 6, 2013  01:10 PM ET

Really? The fans wanted you back, really? Which one? Common old man, give it up. No one asked you to come back you decided on easy money.

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