Tony Gonzalez insists he is retired, would be tempted to return mid-season

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Tony Gonzalez and his trade mark touchdown celebration have left the NFL playing field.

Gonzalez, 38, wrapped up a 17 year playing career last season choosing to retire. That has not stopped teams from inquiring about his status.

“I’ve had teams ask me to come back and play for them,” Gonzalez said via Newsday. “I won’t name those teams, but I’m happily retired, so I’m not even thinking about it. I’m looking forward to getting to work with these guys from CBS.”

Gonzalez may be retired but the temptation of a Super Bowl ring is still there he conceded.

“The temptation would be there, but I don’t know what the gain would be,” he said. “I’ve always wanted a ring. That’s been my main goal as a player over the last 15 years of my career. You’re really trying to get that ultimate goal.”

Gonzalez was still playing at a high level last season when he caught 83 pases for 859 yards and eight touchdowns as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.