Former Falcons and Chiefs legend Tony Gonzalez is a Hall of Famer Youth Keanu Neal Jersey , which is not at all a shock but is a welcome development. Gonzalez retired after the 2014 season as the greatest tight end in NFL history, a prolific receiver who revolutionized the position for the likes of Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, and others. While he’s not going to Canton for his blocking, he was a passable option there, and that plus remarkable receiving production over the course of two decades makes him a slam dunk Hall of Famer. With Gronkowski’s body breaking down, it seems likely that Gonzo’s career marks for tight ends will hold up for a very, very long time yet. It’s worth considering just how remarkable they are in light of Gonzo’s position. Before he came along, the number of truly elite receiving tight ends was quite small Authentic Julio Jones Jersey , but Gonzalez’s incredible route running, soft hands and athleticism were so stellar that he finished his career sixth on the NFL’s all-time list for receiving yardage (the next closest is Jason Witten, 21st), second in receptions (Antonio Gates is 17th), and eighth in touchdown receptions (Gates is above him, tied for 6th). Gates and Witten are Hall of Fame caliber players in their own right, but Gonzalez’s career stands out as far and away the best ever for a receiving tight end, and as such he certainly belongs in Canton. Of course, it’s welcome news in part because Gonzalez spent five seasons in Atlanta. There’s no question that Gonzalez will be remembered primarily as a Chief Matt Ryan Jersey , as he put up 916 receptions for over 10,000 yards, 11.9 yards per reception and 76 touchdowns over 190 games in Kansas City. But the second part of his career in Atlanta, which saw him make the playoffs three times and reel in 409 receptions for over 4,000 yards, 10.2 yards per reception and 35 touchdowns in 80 games, is fondly remembered by Falcons fans and is still a huge part of his case for Canton, even if he didn’t exactly depart on the best possible terms. Gonzalez becomes one of a growing number of former Falcons Hall of Famers, joining the likes of Deion Sanders http://www.authenticsatlantafalcons.com/cheap-matt-bosher-jersey , Morten Andersen, Chris Doleman, Claude Humphrey, and to a lesser extent Eric Dickerson, Brett Favre and Bobby Beathard. Unfortunately, extremely deserving choices like Jessie Tuggle, Tommy Nobis and Mike Kenn have fallen by the wayside over the years, meaning Gonzalez may become one of the last Falcons in until Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and perhaps Matt Bryant hang up their cleats. Congratulations http://www.authenticsatlantafalcons.com/cheap-desmond-trufant-jersey , Tony Gonzalez!Breaking: Deion Jones to injured reserve with a foot injury The bad news continues to pile up for the Falcons, as the team has just announced that star linebacker Deion Jones has been placed on injured reserve.Jones has been dealing with a foot injury since the opener against the Eagles, and we now know that it will keep him out for quite some time. Coach Dan Quinn said that tests after Thursday’s game in Philadelphia revealed an injury that requires an as-yet undisclosed procedure, but that the team is hopeful Jones will return at some point this season. Quinn did not provide specifics regarding either the injury or his potential return date.This is the last news the Atlanta Falcons wanted to hear right on the heels of Keanu Neal’s season-ending knee injury, as now they will be without two of their most impactful young defenders. To say this is a blow to the defense is a massive understatement, and it won’t be clear for some time how the Falcons choose to address the now glaring hole at middle linebacker. Jones is coming off of his first Pro Bowl season, a year where he officially put the NFL on notice, notching 91 solo tackles and three interceptions. ProFootball Focus considers him one of the best coverage linebackers in the league today, and he was primed to build on that reputation in his third year. The Falcons are now without their first and second-round picks in 2016’s NFL Draft Robert Alford Jersey , and a promising season has quickly been tossed into a state of flux. The questions will be answered in the days to come, but for now we want to extend our best wishes to Deion Jones, and hope he’s back in the near future.
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