USA Today's Jim Corbett reports free agent Tony Gonzalez is expected to inform the Falcons that he will return for the 2013 season.
The report cites a person familiar with Gonzalez's thinking. "There's a pretty darn good chance that he comes back," the person said. "He's been chasing that Super Bowl for a long time. If I was a betting man, I'd say he'd be on the side of trying to come back." When Gonzalez returns -- likely on a one-year deal worth about $7 million -- the Falcons are expected to put him on a limited training camp regimen out of respect for the 37-year-old's body. Gonzo has been selected to 13 Pro Bowls. He's the NFL's all-time leader in catches (1,242) and yards (14,268) by a tight end.