Nov 3, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is tackled by Carolina Panthers strong safety Robert Lester (38) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Gonzalez misses practice; Harry Douglas returns


It looks like the Atlanta Falcons will not tight end Tony Gonzalez this Sunday when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the future hall of famer was unable to practice today, marking his third-straight missed session:




Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith told 790 the Zone that Gonzalez and wide receiver Harry Douglas would return to practice Friday coming off injuries. Douglas was able to go, so he should be ready to start Sunday. He has 47 catches for 505 yards and four touchdowns in nine games this season.

Gonzalez has missed only two games in his  17-year career, but suffered a serious left toe injury against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. Gonzalez hasn’t missed a game since the 2006 season. If Gonzalez can’t play, Levine Toilolo is likely to see an increase in playing time with the first team.



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