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  1. Bond with Gonzalez could help Toilolo soar

    Vaughn McClure

    Some guys bond while out fishing. Others connect over beers at a sports bar. For Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo, such bonding occurred on the basketball court. Shooting hoops with retired former teammate Tony Gonzalez is how the 6-foo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Ryan confident in tight end Toilolo

    Vaughn McClure

    As Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan stood in front of the podium for the first time since the end of last season, naturally the question of life without Tony Gonzalez was brought up. Rather than sulk about the loss of his good friend Gonzalez...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. Falcons' Peter Konz motivated to improve

    Vaughn McClure

    If Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Peter Konz experiences a dramatic turnaround this coming season, retired ex-teammate Tony Gonzalez might have to be credited with an assist. After Konz suffered through a miserable 2013 campaign, he took to hea...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Gonzalez still on books for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    As the Atlanta Falcons prepare for free agency, there is unfinished business they need to resolve involving future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. The tight end, who completed his 17th and final season in 2013, has yet to file his retirement papers, ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  5. Iowa tight end sees good fit with Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    INDIANAPOLIS -- C.J. Fiedorowicz knows he can't replace a guy like Tony Gonzalez, but he sure would try. The Iowa tight end believes he would be a good fit with the Atlanta Falcons. At least that's the indication he got while working closely with ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. Falcons truly can move on from Gonzalez

    Vaughn McClure

    Now the Atlanta Falcons can officially move forward without Tony Gonzalez. There was much speculation about the future of the Hall of Fame-bound tight end when Gonzalez recently left open the possibility of a late-season return if the Falcons were...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  7. Tony Gonzalez, former tight end of Atlanta Falcons, joins CBS as ...

    Vaughn McClure

    Tony Gonzalez, who left open the possibility of returning in an ESPN the Magazine story, closed the door on such talk by joining CBS Sports as an analyst, the network announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  8. The Mount Rushmore of NFL players

    Vaughn McClure

    The other day, retiring Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez gave his Mount Rushmore of elite quarterbacks in naming Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Then LeBron James followed with the same in terms of NBA greats: Micha...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  9. GM: 'I believe Tony Gonzalez has retired'

    Vaughn McClure

    Toward the end of last season, Tony Gonzalez said there was no chance he would be talked into playing one more year. His tune recently changed, however, when his comments in an ESPN The Magazine feature written by Seth Wickersham surfaced. The tig...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  10. Gonzalez still defensive about Ryan remark

    Vaughn McClure

    One of the most productive offensive players in NFL history continued to be on the defensive Monday. Retiring Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez once again stood behind his comments to ESPN senior writer Seth Wickersham when he said Matt Ryan...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  11. Could family nudge Gonzalez to return?

    Vaughn McClure

    The variety of topics revealed in Seth Wickersham's ESPN The Magazine piece on Tony Gonzalez -- including the surefire-Hall of Fame-bound tight end's thoughts on Matt Ryan's quarterback status and Gonzalez's apparent desire to be traded to a contende...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  12. Gonzalez words on Ryan may be overblown

    Vaughn McClure

    For days to come, folks are sure to continue to dissect Tony Gonzalez's words in an ESPN The Magazine piece by senior writer Seth Wickersham, set to hit newsstands Friday. Gonzalez's comment about Atlanta Falcons teammate Matt Ryan not quite being...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  13. ESPN the Mag details Gonzalez's final trek

    Vaughn McClure

    Tony Gonzalez didn't walk into retirement quietly. And maybe he's not done just yet after all. The Atlanta Falcons' tight end had plenty to say while shadowed by ESPN the Magazine senior writer Seth Wickersham throughout the 2013 season. The maste...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  14. Falcons can't replace Gonzalez, but can try

    Vaughn McClure

    It will be extremely difficult to replace Tony Gonzalez. The Atlanta Falcons understand it. You can't just go out and find someone who is a future Hall of Famer and the most prolific player at his position. You could find another elite-level tight...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  15. NFLN survey/player safety: Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    Some of the Atlanta Falcons paused when I asked them the question about whether the NFL is committed to player safety. At the same time, a handful said they would play in the Super Bowl with a concussion. Safety measures have been an ongoing to...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  16. NFLN survey/Super Bowl player: Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    It shouldn't be a surprise that Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez finished close to the top when ESPN polled players about which player they most would like to see in the Super Bowl. Gonzalez played 17 NFL seasons and never got a chance to h...

    Blog | January 22, 2014