It's official -- Tony Gonzalez will be returning to the Atlanta Falcons in 2013.

Although Gonzalez said earlier this week he'd be putting his retirement plans on hold so he could play another season with the Falcons, he was technically a free agent until agreeing a two-year deal worth $14 million, according to's Ian Rapoport.

A total of $7 million in guarantees will be paid in the first year of the deal, which includes a second year only for accounting purposes -- it doesn't indicate the tight end will play in 2014.