Falcons TE Gonzalez to mull over return for 15th season

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will use the offseason to decide if he'll return for a 15th NFL season, the *Atlanta Journal-Constitution* reported Monday.

Gonzalez, who turns 35 in February, told the newspaper that Saturday's 48-21 NFC Divisional Playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers could be his last game.

"It's always a possibility," Gonzalez said. "Year 15 is a long time."

Gonzalez, voted to his 11th Pro Bowl after catching 70 passes in 16 starts this season, has never been part of a team that won a playoff game.

"I feel just as down, just as devastated, as I did last time," Gonzalez said of the top-seeded Falcons' early exit. "It doesn't make a difference that it's towards the end of my career. It's in my mind, don't get me wrong, but they all hurt."

Gonzalez told the Journal-Constitution that he's impressed with the Falcons' core roster and believes they'll compete for years to come.

"That's definitely going to weigh into my decision whether or not I come back," he said.

Gonzalez has 1,069 receptions for 12,463 yards with 88 touchdowns in 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and two with the Falcons.

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