Falcons still lobbying for Gonzalez's return

Updated: February 22, 2013, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Atlanta Falcons have two primary offseason goals.

Yes, they want to lock up franchise quarterback Matt Ryan to a new long-term deal. But the more pressing need may be getting tight end Tony Gonzalez to delay his retirement plans for another season.

"I've spoken with Tony, and I hope you guys understand that when I talk to my players, I try to keep those conversations private," coach Mike Smith said Friday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "I'll talk with him ...

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