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Falcons release rookie Gonzalez
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ATLANTA — Matt Ryan will be without former Boston College teammate Tony Gonzalez when the Atlanta Falcons open training camp this month.

The Falcons released Gonzalez, a wide receiver, on Friday. Gonzalez signed with the Falcons as an rookie free agent on May 19.

Gonzalez caught 89 passes, including 12 for touchdown passes, for 1,186 yards from 2004-06 at Boston College. The Falcons made Ryan the No. 3 overall pick and the first quarterback selected in this year’s NFL draft. The Falcons open training camp July 26.

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