FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez waffled a bit after last season before announcing that he’d return for the 2010 season.
He’s on record that if there is a lockout next season, that 2010 will be his last season. On Monday he told Alex Marvez of Fox Sports that he may pass on the $8.25 million he’s set to make in 2011, calling it a 50-50 proposition.
Gonzalez, 34, is set to make $7 million this season. He caught 83 passes for 867 yards and six touchdowns last season and appears to fine shape.
Here you can check out interviews with Marvez, yours truly and ESPN’s Adam Schefter on the Branch Report, which feature’s the Falcons new web maven Jay Adams.
Should Gonzalez be talking about retirement? Will it become a distraction this season? Or should he be inspired by Brett Favre and just keep on playing in to his 40s?
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 19 — Preseason Week 2 vs. New England 8 p.m.
Friday, August 20 — No Practice.
Saturday, August 21 — 9:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. (closed to the public); 3:45 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. (closed to the public).
Sunday, August 22 — 9:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (closed to the public)