Tony Gonzalez plays in last game before retiring after 17-year career

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Tony Gonzalez is having a harder time saying goodbye to the NFL than he imagined.

As he prepares to host 40 family members and friends in Atlanta's season finale, Gonzalez sounds as if he isn't entirely ready to walk away.

When the Falcons announced in March that he would return this year, the 13-time Pro Bowl tight end was ''100 percent certain'' he would retire after the season.
— Associated Press

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