Peterson just couldn’t part with Gonzalez

When Kansas City opted not to deal tight end Tony Gonzalez, it was not for lack of offers.

The Chiefs were engaged in active talks with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. One team offered as much as a third-round pick; another offered a fourth-round pick; another offered a pick and a player.

But ultimately, in the end, Chiefs president Carl Peterson, could not bring himself to trade a player for whom he has a personal affection. Teams tried to pry him loose, but Peterson never could commit to dealing his Pro-Bowl, record-setting tight end.

And so while the Lions pulled in a bounty of picks from the Cowboys for wide receiver Roy Williams, the Chiefs opted to hold on to their veteran tight end.

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