Posts Tagged ‘retirement’

Vikings GM Rick Spielman was just as surprised as anyone that Asher Allen retired

Here in Eden Praire, Minn., the big story of the Vikings OTAs was that rehabbing stars¬†Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin put on a show racing each other. More on that later. But the most surprising story? That was that cornerback Asher Allen decided to retire. At just 24 years old, Allen is calling it quits. Coach Leslie Frazier announced the news, saying it wasn’t for health reasons. It was just what Allen wanted. “I didn’t see that coming,” Frazier said. “But everybody has to make decisions that are the best for their family. …¬†He came in my office last Thursday, talked about it and informed me of what he wanted to do.” After the OTAs, I spoke with GM Rick […]

Another important reminder that behind the curtain, we really don’t know everything…

We covered my thoughts on Patriots longtime left tackle Matt Light yesterday, reflecting on his career following his retirement announcement. I knew Light for three years, talking to him in the locker room after practices and games, seeing him at charity events, and wherever else. We knew each other, I’d say, fairly well. But last night, we all received a reminder of something absolutely essential. It’s an important lesson for reporters, fans, coaches, and really anyone who comes across those who live in the spotlight. We think we know. We really don’t know. In a fantastic article by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, Light details his decade-long battle with Crohn’s disease. It’s a nasty ailment, one that Light lived with […]

Warner heading toward retirement?

Cardinals QB Kurt Warner appeared on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday and said he wouldn’t make “an emotional decision” when it comes to retirement, amid speculation and reports that this will be his final season.

Mason: McNair’s death led to retirement thoughts

Ravens WR Derrick Mason says the death of former teammate and friend Steve McNair was a major factor in his contemplating retirement.

Favre’s decision to return or not might be delayed

Brett Favre might not be ready to make a decision about his potential return by Friday, senior columnist Thomas George reports.

Agent says Saints’ Morgan is retiring again

Four months after starting a comeback to the NFL, Saints LB Dan Morgan has decided to retire again because of unspecified injuries, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, wrote on his Twitter page.

Favre’s agent: retirement ‘for good’

Agent Bus Cook was asked whether Brett Favre’s latest retirement was for good or whether he could change his mind this summer. Cook responded, “For good.”

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