Although has yet to officially retire and, according to reports (h/t CBS Sports), may still be considering a return next season, the Atlanta Falcons would still be wise to look for someone in the 2013 free agent class who could potentially replace future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Guys like Dustin Keller, Martellus Bennett and Jared Cook tend to be the most talked about replacement options, but they are certainly not the only ones available.
On the other hand, the best fit for Atlanta could be to go with another wide receiver as their third option in the passing game instead of a tight end. However, that wouldn't be what Matt Ryan is used to, and a tight end who can line up everywhere is a much more valuable threat for the team's offense.
However, this article will feature the top tight ends on this year's free agent market that the Falcons should target as we get set to enter the free agency period that begins next week.