Falcons want Tony Gonzalez back
January, 31, 2013 5:59 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
NEW ORLEANS -- Tony Gonzalez might be playing another season for the Atlanta Falcons after all.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff told ESPN.com on Thursday that he is lobbying the tight end to return for one more season.
“A guy who is 36 catching 100-plus balls [including the postseason], it just doesn’t seem like it’s time for him to move on," Dimitroff said while visiting the Super Bowl media center.
When Dimitroff offered that up without much prompting, I immediately asked if he had delivered that message to Gonzalez.
“I definitely already have," Dimitroff said.
Gonzalez, 36, said several times late in the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire.
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