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Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez thinking about the impending end to his NFL career

Anwar S. Richardson
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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is two games away from the conclusion to his outstanding NFL career.

And he is thinking about.

Atlanta picked up a rare victory this season and defeated Washington, 27-26, on Sunday. The Falcons are currently 4-10 and definitely out of playoff contention. Atlanta was one game away from the Super Bowl last season, and Gonzalez postponed his retirement to make a title run this season. Obviously, his team did not even come close.

Now Gonzalez is anxious about the finish line.

There is definitely a lot for Gonzalez to contemplate.

Gonzalez, 37, had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s victory on Sunday and became the fifth player – and first tight end – in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards (15,008). In his career, Gonzalez has 1,313 receptions for 15,008 yards and 110 touchdowns. He and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice are the only two players in NFL history with at least 1,100 receptions, 15,000 receiving yards and 100 touchdown catches.

In addition, he is a 13-time Pro Bowler, and has hall of fame credentials.

Gonzalez has two games remaining before his illustrious career is over.

Hard to blame for thinking about it.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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