Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Gonzalez expected to play


Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is expected to play today against the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL Network’s Stacey Dales. Gonzalez has been battling a toe injury, was limited all week in practice and was listed as questionable on the injury repot.

Gonzalez came back this season to play for a Super Bowl, something the Falcons expected to contend for after going to the NFC Championship game last season. This season hasn’t lived up to expectations though, the Falcons have one of the league’s worst records. Still, Gonzalez isn’t complaining.

I can’t complain about anything,” Gonzalez said, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “Obviously, the Super Bowl — I’m sure those questions are going to be asked a lot more as it gets closer to the end.  But for me, why would I want to change anything?

“Of course I want to win a Super Bowl, but at the same time I’m very happy with what I’ve accomplished and the relationships I’ve made over the years.  Everything happens for a reason, and hopefully it makes me a better person in the process.”

“I’m never going to be able to put on these pads again,” Gonzalez said.  “It’s a good, thing, too.  It’s going to be sad, but at the same time, it’s going to be enlightening.  It’s a whole new chapter waiting for me.  I can say that I’m going to enjoy these last five weeks.”

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