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Falcons honor Tony Gonzalez with half-Falcons, half-Chiefs helmet

Jay Busbee
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Via @Atlanta_Falcons

Tony Gonzalez suited up for what will presumably be his final NFL game on Sunday as his Atlanta Falcons took on the Carolina Panthers. And while Gonzalez has had plenty of success in recent years playing for Atlanta, he established his legacy while a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

In recognition of his dual loyalties, the Falcons provided Gonzalez with a mutant hybrid of a helmet, a Falcons/Chiefs mashup signed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Here's a broader look at the helmet:

Much more to come on Gonzalez' final game, which will no doubt be an emotional time for both Gonzalez and Falcons fans.


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