Falcons not trying to sway Tony Gonzalez out of retirement
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/21/14) Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told the media at the NFL Combine Friday that he nor anyone from the team is trying to talk tight end Tony Gonzalez out of retirement. Gonzalez is walking away from the game after 18 seasons and recently accepted a job with CBS on The NFL Today.
Tony Gonzalez accepts job with The NFL Today
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/18/14) Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez has joined the crew of The NFL Today, CBS announced Tuesday.
It certainly suggests Gonzalez doesn't have designs on playing football this season. Gonzalez had hinted a number of times this offseason that he'd come back for the right situation, potentially in the middle of the season, but signing up with CBS could put the brakes on that.
The Falcons own Gonzalez's rights for one more season.
Falcons GM not counting on Tony Gonzalez
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/14) Tight end Tony Gonzalez might be leaving the door open on a potential return next season despite a planned retirement, but Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff isn't counting on it, reports ESPN.
"I believe Tony Gonzalez has retired and he'll have a fantastic career in the media business," Dimitroff said.
Tony Gonzalez tells Gottlieb he'd come back if Falcons were perfect
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/7/14) Tight end Tony Gonzalez told CBS Sports Radio's Doug Gottlieb that he'd be open to returning to the Falcons in 2014 -- if the team started the year 10-0. The future Hall of Famer told Gottlieb that he's considering broadcast opportunities.
This is the second time this week he's hinted at a return if the perfect situation came up. Such a situation seems to include the team signing him being ticketed for the postseason (such as getting off to a hot start). It remains to be seen if Gonzalez will truly retire.
Tony Gonzalez doesn't sound sure about retirement
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez repeatedly insisted his retirement decision was final, but in an interview with ESPN The Magazine the future Hall of Famer doesn't sound so sure. At dinner with quarterback Matt Ryan one night last season, Gonzalez said, "Maybe, if the team is hot in November, 9-2 or something, I could come back for the last two months."
That raises the possibility we'll be dealing with Gonzalez speculation throughout 2014.
Future Hall of Famer and Fantasy tight end superstar Tony Gonzalez has retired from football, joining the CBS Sports team as an analyst on The NFL Today. Unless that changes, the legendary player shouldn't be drafted in any league.