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Atlanta Falcons


Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez - #88 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 247 lbs.
Birthday 02/27/1976
Birthplace Torrance, CA
College California
Years played 17
Drafted 1997, 1st round, 13th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
93 930 8

Lockout limbo: Falcons report

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Falcons made a bold move in the first round of the draft, and the pressure is on WR Julio Jones to show he was worth the price.

Rodgers fills void at running back for Falcons

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by the Falcons' bold trade to move up 21 spots in the first round to draft WR Julio Jones was the team's trade to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to take RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Falcons GM Dimitroff says WR Jones not last missing piece

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
GM Thomas Dimitroff is making it clear — it will take more than the addition of Julio Jones for the Falcons to go from a perennial playoff contender to a title winner.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: Julio Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Atlanta felt strongly about Julio Jones. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him, though.

Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Falcons S Moore arrested on traffic charges

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Falcons S William Moore was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Gwinnett County, Ga. and charged with multiple traffic violations.

Falcons expected to reward CB Grimes for hard work

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
CB Brent Grimes should top the list of players Atlanta would like to discuss an extension with when things settle down.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 27

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 27th pick in the NFL draft, the most recent of whom, Patriots CB Devin McCourty, holds great promise.

Falcons’ Jerry, Peters expected to battle for starting job

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have an intriguing position battle at defensive tackle if training camp starts on time this year.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Falcons show commitment to Dimitroff, Smith

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Since being hired in 2008, GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith have overseen three consecutive winning seasons — a first in franchise history — and they were each rewarded with contract extensions this offseason.

Falcons GM Dimitroff signs extension

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who has helped construct a roster that won the NFC South in 2010, has signed a multi-year extension with the team.

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

Falcons sign OT Svitek, P Parrish

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed their top backup on the offensive line, Will Svitek, on Thursday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.||||||| Gonzalez said during the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire after the 2012 season. His productive season made it difficult to stick with the retirement plan. Gonzalez, who turned 37 last month, led the Falcons with 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. Each total set a high for his four seasons in Atlanta. He added 14 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the team's two postseason games.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Gonzalez caught eight passes for 78 yards and a TD in Sunday conference title game loss.||||||| The 36-year-old Gonzalez still has a 13th Pro Bowl to play in, but after spending the season saying he was 95 percent certain he'll retire, he sounded like he's now at 100 percent.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
Gonzalez finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores during Sunday's 31-27 loss at New Orleans.||||||| With 101 TD receptions, Gonzalez is the first tight end to reach triple digits. He leads his position with 617 yards this season.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Gonzalez caught 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown Sunday at Washington.||||||| Gonzalez continues to shine at age 36 and should be a started in all fantasy formats.
Posted Sept. 24, 2012
Gonzalez hauled in nine receptions for 91 yards and another touchdown during Sunday's 27-3 win at San Diego.||||||| Gonzalez is averaging 71.3 yards and has scored in each of Atlanta's first three games. He remains one of quarterback Matt Ryan's favorite targets and should continue to produce at a high level all season.

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