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He also led the Rams with 15 quarterback pressures and 16 quarterback hits.

2012 likely Gonzalez’s last season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL. How close is up in the air.

Gonzalez said Friday that he’s 95 percent sure the upcoming season will be his last, but he wasn’t ready to completely rule out a return in 2013. Last year, he surpassed Terrell Owens, Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison to become No. 2 on the league’s career receptions list with 1,149 catches.

Around the league

DOLPHINS: Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill has made his Miami debut after missing the first two days of training camp. Tannehill joined his teammates for the 8 a.m. practice about nine hours after he arrived at the team’s training facility to sign his contract. On his first training camp snap, Tannehill rolled to his right and fired a strike to wide receiver Roberto Wallace along the sideline.

49ERS: Aldon Smith apologized to San Francisco fans and teammates for two off-the-field incidents since last season ended. In his first public comments since he was stabbed at his home last month, Smith said Friday that “letting everybody down was probably the saddest part.” He also was charged in late January with driving under the influence in Miami Beach. Smith racked up a franchise-rookie record 14 sacks — best among NFL rookies — in 2011.

STEELERS: Pittsburgh signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year extension Friday that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season. Terms weren’t disclosed. Brown, set to begin his third year in the league, was selected by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He has totaled 85 receptions for 1,275 yards with two touchdowns. Last year, he was second on the team with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and and also had 1,062 return yards.