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Gonzo trade shakes things up in Atlanta, K.C.

Updated: April 23, 2009, 5:14 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft

After 12 years in Kansas City, many of them residing at or near the top of the fantasy tight end leaderboard, Tony Gonzalez is heading east, having been traded to the Atlanta Falcons Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 draft.

So, Tony, do the Falcons qualify as the Super-Bowl contender you were hoping to play for?

With a top-shelf running back in Michael Turner, a young, franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan and an underrated star wide receiver in Roddy White, the Falcons indeed might qualify … if not now then certainly in a year or two. Much of their fortunes will hinge on the performance of their defense, ranked 24th in the league in 2008.

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