Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has been absent from training camp. While he physically wasn’t present he talked with his position coach Chris Scelfo regularly and watched practice on his iPad in a “virtual training camp” of sorts.
“Yeah, we have the iPad with all of the plays on there and all of the installation that you’re going to need,” Gonzalez said. “There is nothing that they saw that I didn’t see. I got to see everything. It beams right to the iPad. I would watch it every night and see what they did in practice every day.”
Gonzalez is known for keeping himself in shape and likely won’t have an issue getting up to speed.
“Tony is in great shape like he always is,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He’ll play just like the rest of the starters. We’re not going to have a specific number and say all starters are playing this number of snaps.
“We’re going to have a rotation and we’ll rotate through the positions. We won’t rotate through with the offensive line more than likely, but we will rotate through with the skill players.”
Gonzalez will get his first preseason exposure this weekend.