In a headline you would never expect to read, the Falcons have officially parted ways with the NFL's greatest tight end.

A future Hall of Fame member was cut from the ranks today. The Atlanta Falcons officially released tight end Tony Gonzalez Tuesday afternoon, according to Jay Adams.

The move saves the Falcons $7 million in cap space. Gonzalez didn't file his retirement paperwork, for reasons unknown at the moment, which forced the team to resort to this measure.