Latest Tony Gonzalez News

Panthers-Cardinals Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

CAROLINA (0-2) at ARIZONA (0-1-1) Sunday, 4:05 ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Carolina by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 0-2, Arizona 2-0 SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 11-5 LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Cardinals 30-20, Oct. 30, 2016. LAST WEEK — Panthers lost to Buccaneers 20-14;...

Tight ends are evolving as pass-catching threats

Aug. 28, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The day before Tony Gonzalez was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month, he was asked about being a something of a pioneer at tight end. A guy who changed his position — and the game itself. Gonzalez sort of shrugged. "I guess everyone is doing it...

Teaching young players at forefront during Hall of Fame week

Aug. 8, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

Induction week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame wasn't just about the legends of the game. It also was about the kids. High school players. Middle schoolers. Youth teams. Sure, the highest level of the sport is celebrated in Canton, Ohio, each year. Inspiring youngsters to play, educating their parents and...

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in hall

Aug. 3, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee Tony Gonzalez. All four entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. "Fitting to be in here with Mr. Johnny...

The Latest: Tony Gonzalez enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 3, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Tony Gonzalez probably could have been a star in the NBA. Instead, he chose the NFL path, and the most productive tight end in history has entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A...

Witten: Return to Cowboys is about winning, not cheerleading

Aug. 3, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Upon further review, Jason Witten's snazzy one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone wasn't a touchdown, because he apparently bobbled the ball while he was trying to get his second foot down. But hey, there's no replay in training camp. And whether it counted was beside the...

Gonzalez enters hall with 3 DBs who tried covering him

Aug. 3, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed. Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be. Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to covering Gonzalez, the game-changing tight end and matchup...

Fangio coaches after kidney stone issue, Denver wins

Aug. 2, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — For a while Thursday, Vic Fangio didn't know if his long-awaited debut as a head coach would happen in the Hall of Fame game. Fangio finished team meetings, then headed to a hospital because of a kidney stone. Though determined to lead his new team, the Denver Broncos, against Atlanta,...

Looking for starters at Hall of Fame Game? Try the O-lines

Aug. 1, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it. So if you're looking for any likely regulars on the field Thursday night for the Falcons and Broncos, focus on the offensive lines. Denver's new...

HOF Preview: Tony Gonzalez helped change tight end position

Jul. 28, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan was in only his second season in 2009 when he kept hearing newly acquired tight end Tony Gonzalez insist he was open on plays. "I would go back and watch the film and he was like completely covered," Ryan said. Covered? The Atlanta Falcons quarterback saw play after play where...