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This one may be a bit premature, since Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez hasn't officially retired yet.
In fact, as recently as Thursday, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was lobbying Gonzalez to stay, telling ESPN's Pat Yasinskas that "A guy who is 36 (years old) catching 100-plus balls (including the postseason), it just doesn't seem like it's time for him to move on."
However, as Yasinskas points out, Gonzalez indicated that he was "97 percent sure" he was going to retire after Atlanta beat the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs. After the Falcons lost the NFC Championship Game, Gonzalez said he was still leaning in that direction.
Should Gonzalez indeed hang them up, he'll do so after one of the best seasons of his career and go out with a bang.
That playoff victory over the Seahawks was the first of Gonzo's 16 NFL seasons, and he had the most receptions, yardage and touchdown grabs of his four years with the Falcons in 2012.