Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline 2013 Rumors: Atlanta Falcons not open to trading Tony Gonzalez

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez isn’t going anywhere, and that’s something that has been reiterated several times since we started to realize that the Falcons might not be contenders this year. Gonzalez has been the subject of a myriad of trade rumors since about Week 5, and it was reported earlier today that Gonzalez is actually open to a trade. That doesn’t mean he wants to be traded, but it means that he is no longer totally dismissing every trade rumor as he did earlier this year.

A reunion with the Kansas City Chiefs would be a dream for many fans who feel nostalgic at the thought of Gonzalez returning to the Arrowhead (you know, mostly Chiefs fans), and the Chiefs are reportedly keeping tabs  on Tony G. However, no deal is expected to happen despite more interest from the Chiefs and Gonzalez to potentially get a deal done, because the Falcons have no interest in dealing the veteran tight end.

FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer, who has been killing it with trade deadline info, reports that there is “zero” news regarding a potential deal that would send Tony Gonzalez from the Atlanta Falcons to the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only that, but Glazer adds that the Falcons “aren’t open to trading” Gonzalez anyway.

The Falcons stance has remained constant, as Thomas Dimitroff and the rest of the organization is still unwilling to throw in the towel on the season. I still would never completely rule out a Gonzalez trade, but it is extremely unlikely at this point. He has 38 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns this season, and it’s incredible watching Gonzalez continue to dominate as a receiver even at the age of 37. The first ballot Hall of Famer is truly the greatest TE of all time (and there are some great ones), but it sounds like he won’t be headed back to an 8-0 Chiefs team that could really use him.

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