NFL reporter Jay Glazer is reporting that Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has decided that he wants to play one more season in the NFL and signed a one-year contract extension worth $7 million on Saturday.
Falcons TE tony Gonzalez told me he decides he wants to play one more year, and falcons yesterday signed him to a 1 year, $7 mil extension— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 1, 2012
Gonzalez has flirted with retirement in the past and his return is good news for the Falcons. Gonzalez has been a reliable target for Matt Ryan this season with 79 catches for 867 yards and seven touchdowns entering Sunday's regular season finale.
Very happy to be coming back next year to play. I love everything about the Falcons and the city of Atlanta.— Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) January 1, 2012