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Falcons TE Gonzalez has no regrets about coming back, still hopeful of turning things around

  • FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Atlanta. The tight end put off retirement to make one more run at an elusive championship, but it looks like he'll come up short again with the Falcons mired in a three-game losing streak and ravaged by injuries.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Atlanta. The tight end put off retirement to make one more run at an elusive championship, but it looks like he'll come up short again with the Falcons mired in a three-game losing streak and ravaged by injuries. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez walks off the field after their 30-28 loss to the New York Jets in an NFL football game in Atlanta. . The tight end put off retirement to make one more run at an elusive championship, but it looks like he'll come up short again with the Falcons mired in a three-game losing streak and ravaged by injuries. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez walks off the field after their 30-28 loss to the New York Jets in an NFL football game in Atlanta. . The tight end put off retirement to make one more run at an elusive championship, but it looks like he'll come up short again with the Falcons mired in a three-game losing streak and ravaged by injuries. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)  (The Associated Press)

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has no regrets about coming back for another season, and no desire to finish his career with anyone else.

Even with the team mired in a three-game losing streak and devastated by injuries, Gonzalez said Thursday he still believes the Falcons (1-4) can turn things around and make a run at his first championship.

The future Hall of Famer had planned to retire a year ago, but changed his mind after the Falcons came up just short of the Super Bowl.

Things haven't gone as expected.

Atlanta has lost four projected starters to season-ending injuries, including Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones, and several other key players are either out or have been slowed. That has contributed to the team's worst losing streak since 2007.