Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Matt Ryan to me on the Falcons facing the Broncos in the Hall of Fame game, Aug. 1: “I'm excited that we'll be in Canton because it's obviously big for Tony [Gonzalez] and his family. To be able to be up there and be around some of that environment that's going on is special for me, personally, having played with him. Maybe some guys don't feel the same way — having an extra [preseason game] — but I guess I'm kind of bias having played with him. I'm happy we're going to be up there.'' Ryan said he plans to be there for Gonzalez's enshrinement, Aug. 3, which might mean he'll be excused from team activities that day. His former TE, Gonzalez, will be the last of the new eight Hall of Famers to address the crowd during the enshrinement ceremony, after Georgia's Champ Bailey.