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Old 28.11.2008, 07:31 AM
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Default Who will retire at the end of the season?

Last season saw some famous names finally draw the curtains on great NFL careers. Michael Strahan, Larry Allen, Junior Seau, Warren Sapp and Jon Ogden are future Hall of Famers. Rod Smith, Vinny Testaverde and Mike Alstott also called it a day and we have recently seen John Lynch officially announce his retirement. Brett Favre retired too.....oh wait.... hold on a second....he's back again.

Which veteran players do you think will officially retire for one reason or another at the end of the 2008 season?
Nobody is allowed to mention the 5-letter f-word though as he'll probably do the hokey-cokey again.

For me I think we have seen the last of Orlando Pace. Injuries have finally caught up with him and I can't see him wanting any further part of the rebuilding project in St Louis. Shaun Alexander and Brad Johnson will wave goodbye too and hand in their retirement papers.

Any others?

Tedy Bruschi perhaps?

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Old 28.11.2008, 09:44 AM
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Romeo Crennel. oh, sorry, thought you said resign...
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Old 28.11.2008, 10:24 AM
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Old 28.11.2008, 10:32 AM
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I can see Bruschi maybe staying on for one more year in a reduced role.

If Brad Johnson doesnt retire i will be very surprised. Would only see a team with a rookie QB taking him on but even then they could get better QB's to mentor and back up the rookie.
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Old 28.11.2008, 10:36 AM
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Yeah i think Tedy will stay on for one more year, I dont think Rodney Harrison will be back after injury. Dont think Alexander will retire either.
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Old 28.11.2008, 10:49 AM
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I don't see Rodney Harrison being back either. Maybe not Bruschi but I have thought he will retire so many times in the past and he always comes back. He has played pretty well too this year so we'll see.

I reckon Marvin Harrison might retire, if not this year then the year after.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Derrick Brooks retire depending on what Tampa do in the off-season.

I don't know if Willie Anderson might retire or Orlando Pace but not many players get the luxery of packing it in on their own terms most are pushed before jumping simply because of their love of the game and the money they make. However, I think Brooks and Pace will certainly retire on their own terms.
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Old 28.11.2008, 11:31 AM
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Derrick brookes might call it a day, brad johnson definately will and Ronde Barber might meaning there would be big names from the bucs superbowl season left playing in the bay and only a handful left all together
Greg Ellis might retire for us as he is already being fased out by anthony spencer
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Old 28.11.2008, 12:14 PM
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Former Chargers and now Ravens running back Lorenzo Neal might call it a day. He is in his 16th NFL season and has not been used as a starter this season by the Ravens. Has been a good hard working full back during his carear.
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Old 29.11.2008, 07:50 AM
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Derrick brookes might call it a day, brad johnson definately will and Ronde Barber might meaning there would be big names from the bucs superbowl season left playing in the bay and only a handful left all together
Greg Ellis might retire for us as he is already being fased out by anthony spencer
No, I think Ellis will stay for a year or more. Spencer is better against the run, and that allows ellis to rush the passer on the downs he`s in for. Also the reduced role may prolong his career a bit. It`s definately bye bye Brad tho.
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Old 30.11.2008, 04:04 AM
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Willie McGinest is a possibility.
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