FOXSports.com reports that defensive end Michael Strahan has decided to remain retired. The “New York Daily News” reported on Monday that the New York Giants had contacted Strahan to see if he was interested in returning to the team, but Strahan told FOX Sports he thinks it’s best if he just stays retired. Strahan added that he and the Giants held discussions and the money was enough to agree to a deal, but he ultimately decided that he didn’t want to put his body through another NFL season.
Strahan was contacted after fellow defensive end Osi Umenyiora was lost for the season with a knee injury. The seven-time Pro Bowler, who now serves as a studio analyst for FOX Sports, is the Giants’ all-time sacks leader with 141-and-a-half. He is also the NFL’s all-time single-season sack leader after racking up 22-and-a-half during the 2001 season.