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Is Pat McAfee's retirement a sign of things to come for the NFL?

When the news that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee chose retirement at 29 over postseason surgery in order to pursue a career in entertainment, many in the NFL as well as fans were shocked to say the least. However, McAfee's choice to quit football seems to be endemic of a growing movement of players who are now choosing life over a future fraught with injury and further debilitation...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Bye, Brick: Jets' Ferguson bares heart in send-off

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) D'Brickashaw Ferguson insists it was simply time for him to walk away from football and that playing at a high level in the NFL was becoming increasingly more difficult. The 32-year-old New York Jets left tackle, who recently announced his retirement, was honored Thursday during a news conference at the team's facility that was attended by several current...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The New York Jets trade for Broncos’ left tackle Ryan Clady to replace D’Brickashaw Ferguson

After losing their starting left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to retirement earlier this week, the New York Jets immediately sought out his replacement. As a result, New York has pulled the trigger on a trade for former Broncos’ left tackle Ryan Clady, via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The Jets reportedly traded away a fifth-round pick for Clady and the Broncos’ seventh-round selection...
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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

D’Brickashaw Ferguson pens heartfelt retirement letter

Longtime New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson decided yesterday to retire after 10 seasons and penned a beautiful, heartfelt letter to the fans today. The letter can be seen below on a post to Ferguson’s Twitter. Thank you for the numerous messages of support. It has been a blessing to be apart of the NYJ. My letter to you pic.twitter.com/hcIRk41QtM — DBrickashaw...
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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ferguson felt 'betrayed' by NFL after seeing 'Concussion' movie

New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has shocked many NFL fans with his decision to retire, but perhaps we should have seen it coming. Back in December, Ferguson wrote a piece for Sports Illustrated providing some insight into how he felt after seeing the movie “Concussion.” He said he was “astounded” by what he learned regarding the NFL and its alleged dismissal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson retiring

Just 32 years old and after starting every single game during his 10-year career, New York Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson is apparently stepping away from the game. ESPN’s Rich Cimini was the first to report the rather shocking news that the three-time Pro Bowler is retiring from the NFL: Filed to ESPN: Jets LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson is retiring today after 10 seasons, per...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

D’Brickashaw Ferguson announces NFL retirement

On Friday morning, there was a big of surprising news in the football world when longtime New York Jets offensive lineman D’Brickashaw Ferguson announced he would be retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons. ESPN’s Rich Cimini was first to report the news. Filed to ESPN: Jets LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson is retiring today after 10 seasons, per sources. Only 32. Completely healthy. A stunner...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

D’Brickashaw Ferguson is reportedly retiring

New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has reportedly decided to retire. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com was the first to pass the news along. Ferguson, 32, has appeared in every single game during his 10 year career and missed just one snap since he was drafted with the fourth overall pick in 2006. He is said to be healthy and not battling any new injuries, so the move is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets ask D'Brickashaw Ferguson to take pay cut so they can re-sign Fitzpatrick

The New York Jets are asking veteran left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut in order to help the team re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to a report. The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports the news and says the team talked with Ferguson last week at their facility about the plan. They made it clear to the former first-round draft pick that taking a pay cut would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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