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Colts' Gonzalez becomes latest casualty in rebuilding effort

Continuing a purge that began last week with the release of Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts will not bring back wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, according to the Indianapolis Star.

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Gonzalez, who was often injured in his five years with the Colts, said he took a call from the Colts on Friday in which they said he wouldn't be offered a new contract.

"It's a business. First and foremost and always, it's a business," said Gonzalez, 27. "I mean it's a sport and everything, but it always comes back to being a business."

Gonzalez has 99 catches for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns in his career but had none in the Colts' 2-14 2011 season.

The Coltshad announced the releases of tight end Dallas Clark, running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Gary Brackett, safety Melvin Bullitt and quarterback Curtis Painter on Friday.

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