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Falcons will not trade Tony Gonzalez

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02:25 PM ET 10.15 | With the Atlanta Falcons failing miserably to start the 2013 season, there was immediately some speculation that the team could trade away tight end Tony Gonzalez so he could finish off his career as a member of a contending team. Immediately, the rumors were shot down, but people continued to speculate how Gonzalez could help the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens or New England Patriots among others. Now, we have had a firm report that no trade will take place. It would be great to see a Tony Gonzalez/Kansas City Chiefs reunion, but no matter how much we would like to see that happen it is unlikely. Instead, Gonzalez will finish off his career taking the field for a struggling team that is quickly falling behind in the NFC South.

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October 15, 2013  09:52 PM ET

Would be nice to see Gonzalez with a ring, he just ended up on the wrong team, and with today's mix, it's anybody's guess who will bring home the hardware. Denver, NE, NO, KC,SEA, or ?, which one a deez?

October 15, 2013  10:09 PM ET

Good guy, Gonzalez; shame he doesn't have a ring to end a great career

October 15, 2013  10:22 PM ET

What novice would give rise to such "rumor" or "speculation" (if there truly was any)? Play 'musical teams' in-season to land on a winner? Tony would be insulted.

I think this is called 'creative reporting.'

October 15, 2013  10:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good guy, Gonzalez; shame he doesn't have a ring to end a great career

He chose to sign with Atlanta.

October 15, 2013  11:16 PM ET

It was irresponsible speculation in the first place last week. Some macaroon speculates on an open mic and then 100 lemmings repeat it in print, radio, and tele for the next week.

Gonzo has a cap number of about $14 million this year and KC has about $2 million in cap space.

October 15, 2013  11:20 PM ET

Tony will finish it out in ATL. I can't imagine him switching even if he could. The man's a pro and a class act.

October 16, 2013  07:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It was irresponsible speculation in the first place last week. Some macaroon speculates on an open mic and then 100 lemmings repeat it in print, radio, and tele for the next week. Gonzo has a cap number of about $14 million this year and KC has about $2 million in cap space.

Smart GM's know how to move money around.

October 16, 2013  07:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Tony will finish it out in ATL. I can't imagine him switching even if he could. The man's a pro and a class act.

True...but it would have been nice to see him play for a purpose instead of just finishing out his career on a lost team.

October 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

True...but it would have been nice to see him play for a purpose instead of just finishing out his career on a lost team.

I know, he totally deserves it.

October 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET

He should be. It would benefit both sides to give Tony a chance to play in another playoff game and the Falcons get a 5th round pick next year.

October 16, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Trade? For what - the guy is 55 years old. LOL Great career and can still play but lets be honest he came back thinking another SB ring and that ain't happening so he is done after this year.

October 16, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Smart GM's know how to move money around.

Mid season, moving around $12 million would take a lot of doing and cause the Chiefs to change their overall strategy for a few years to come. They wouldn't do it.

October 16, 2013  11:21 AM ET

I guess it shows how inhumane the Atlanta front office is. They baited and begged Tony to come back for one more season. Now every week until Dec. 29 will be a living hell.

I guess it shows that Arthur Blank and his ex-QB Michael Vick had one thing in common. They loved watching animals sacrifice their careers in a torturous pit for the gratification of their owners.

You left out Indianapolis and Green Bay as two of the teams still in the playoff hunt he could help.

October 16, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Trade? For what - the guy is 55 years old. LOL Great career and can still play but lets be honest he came back thinking another SB ring and that ain't happening so he is done after this year.

How much would you give up if you thought Gonzalez could dramatically improve your teams chance of winning a Super Bowl?

 
October 16, 2013  05:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It was irresponsible speculation in the first place last week. Some macaroon speculates on an open mic and then 100 lemmings repeat it in print, radio, and tele for the next week. Gonzo has a cap number of about $14 million this year and KC has about $2 million in cap space.

That's completely false.

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