Jamaal Jackson, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year after losing his job as starting center to Jason Kelce in the 2011 season, wasn’t sure if he wanted to continue in the NFL. In fact, he was so unsure as to how he wanted to proceed that he put a stop to a workout he was having with the New York Giants, saying to head coach Tom Coughlin, ” ‘He just said, ‘Coach, I just don’t feel like my heart is in it.’”
After his revelation with the Giants, Jackson told the Wilmington News-Journal’s Geoff Mosher that he hadn’t made a definitive decision about his retirement, but that his future health would play a big role in the decision.
“My biggest thing, I always wanted to be able to walk away, not crawl away.”
At the time of that interview, which was published on May 12, Jackson said he expected to make a decision in about a week. But we didn’t hear anything.
Speaking with his former teammate on Twitter this weekend, LB Jamar Chaney, Jackson seems to indicate that he do