Found February 22, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Chargers center Nick Hardwick has decided against retiring. Hardwick, who said after the Chargers’ playoff loss that he was thinking of calling it a career, instead told the Chargers on Saturday that he intends to play at least one more year. “I told them I expect to play next season,” Hardwick told U-T San Diego. “I’m excited about it.” The 32-year-old Hardwick, who is heading into his 11th season and the third year of a three-year contract, had head and neck injuries last season that made him think it might be time to call it quits. But after some rest he decided that he wants to keep going. “I wanted to take a month off where I didn’t have to think about football,” Hardwick said. “I just wanted to be honest with where my body is, where my brain is, where we’re at and where we want to go. Just give an honest assessment. My body feels great. My brain feels great. I do think there’s better football ahead of me.”

Chargers' Nick Hardwick spurns retirement comment

At the age of 32, San Diego Chargers' center Nick Hardwick has been pondering the idea of retiring from the NFL. Hardwick is the final year of his three-year contract with the Bolts, and has decided to come back and honor his contract by spurning retirement. Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia CommonsHardwick told U T San Diego that he "expects to play next season," and that...

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var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick and wide receiver Malcom Floyd have both been with the team for all of their ten year careers. Now, for two different reasons, both might be heading into retirement. Hardwick has been contemplating retirement the past two years and it wouldn’t be...

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According to Michael Gehlken of the Union Tribute San Diego, Chargers C Nick Hardwick informed the team on Saturday that he will return for the 2014 season. “I told them I expect to play next season,” Hardwick said Saturday in a phone interview. “I’m excited about it.” Hardwick, 32, was reportedly considering retirement, but I’m sure the Chargers are happy to hear that...

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The San Diego Chargers could have center Nick Hardwick back for the 2014 season. Hardwick, 32, had been considering retirement but appears ready to return for one more season. The veteran leader of the offensive line has not missed a game since 2009. He’s set to make $3.4 million in salary but his $6.4 million cap hit makes him a candidate for a release by the Chargers. They could...

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