[Kansas City.com] Tight end Tony Gonzalez, a 10-time Pro Bowler and fan favorite in Kansas City, has been traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round selection in the 2010 draft.
Gonzalez did not show up for last weekend’s minicamp at Arrowhead Stadium and has expressed interest in being traded several times since last season.
“From an organizational as well as personal standpoint there are mixed emotions,” said Scott Pioli, Chiefs general manager, in announcing the trade. “I have the highest personal and professional respect for Tony and consider him to be a future Pro Football Hall of Famer.”
Gonzalez owns NFL career records for tight ends with 916 receptions, 10,940 receiving yards, 76 receiving touchdowns and 26 100-yard receiving games, totals that are the highest of any player in Kansas City history in all categories.
Gonzalez earned 10 Pro Bowl berths as a member of the Chiefs, the highest total of any tight end in NFL history.