All signs appear to be leading in the direction of Tony Gonzalez returning to the Atlanta Falcons for the 2013 NFL season. The team expects him to be back for the right price according to Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports as of March 10:
According to multiple team sources, the Falcons are cautiously optimistic that Gonzalez, the second-leading receiver in NFL history, will return for another potential title run in 2013. Sources close to Gonzalez, an unrestricted free agent, said he is contemplating a return at the right price, provided he can miss some or all of training camp this summer.
Although Gonzalez isn’t getting any younger at 37-years old, the veteran is still producing at an extremely high level. Gonzalez is coming off another impressive season with the Falcons catching a team-high 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns.
Gonzalez’s presence in the passing game for the Falcons has proven to be very valuable with quarterback Matt Ryan making the future Hall of Famer his favorite target.
Along with attempting to bring back Gonzalez for at least one more season, the Falcons are also working on signing veteran running back Steven Jackson once free agency opens on Tuesday. With the team parting ways with Michael Turner due to a failed physical, Jackson appears to be the ideal fit for Atlanta and will receive considerable interest from the Falcons in free agency.
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