'Canes basketball player Raphael Akepjiori encouraged to give football a shot
on another human being." It didn't faze Graham, San Diego Chargers Pro Bowler Antonio Gates or former NFL star Tony Gonzalez . They were all able to successfully transfer their talents from the hardcourt to gridiron. "The physicality of the
QB Ryan takes teaching role for Falcons offense
role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons. Tight end Tony Gonzalez has retired, receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White missed most of the offseason work and Ryan is adjusting to two
Julius Thomas stays hungry after Pro Bowl year
injury-filled seasons. Instead, Thomas watched hours of film to find flaws in his game and met with the recently retired Tony Gonzalez to pick his brain. ''We both happen to live in the southern California area, so we met up and talked a little football
1,500 yards each? Falcons' Jones, White say they can do it
special once again. In the passing game, Atlanta needs to compensate for the retirement of future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez and keep quarterback Matt Ryan standing upright after he was sacked a career-high 44 times. The Falcons also are hoping
Falcons open training camp with 'sense of urgency'
I can be here long term.'' Jones and White will have to carry the bulk of the receiving load now that tight end Tony Gonzalez has moved to the television studio. Gonzalez retired after making 83 catches for 859 yards and eight touchdowns in
Without Gonzalez, Falcons must alter how tight end position is used
ATLANTA -- The next Tony Gonzalez is not walking through door to play tight end for the Atlanta Falcons. When Gonzalez called it quits after the 2013 season, he
Smith sets 'bigger and stronger' edict for Falcons
right foot in a loss to the Jets on Oct. 7. He broke the same bone at Alabama. Jones, Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez gave quarterback Matt Ryan three elite targets. With the retirement of Gonzalez, Jones' return to form becomes even
Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension
streak, with 43 catches for 502 yards and two touchdowns over the final five games. With the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez and questions about the health of receiver Julio Jones, the 32-year-old White is still a vital part of the Atlanta
Schrager: Will Tony Gonzalez return?
Peter Schrager says finding out if Tony Gonzalez want to return is key for Atlanta's offseason plans.
Roddy White vows to 'Favre' Tony Gonzalez
Updated NOV 20, 2013 7:02a ET Football The Falcons star intends to bring the entire Atlanta Falcons team to California and bring Tony Gonzalez back for another season. Brett Favre \ Tony Gonzalez \ Roddy White