Veteran OL Damien Woody Decides to Retire

As NFL free agency has kicked off, the NY Daily News is reporting that veteran free agent offensive lineman Damien Woody is going to retire.

Woody was only to play for the Jets. He must not have liked what he heard from the team earlier in the day. Coming off a torn Achilles at age 33, he was a poor bet to land a guaranteed deal. Woody began his career as a two-time Super Bowl champ and Pro Bowl center with the Patriots and ended it as a dominant run-blocking right tackle.

The former first round pick of the Pats back in 1999 was taken 17th overall, and is now 33 years old. He played in his career with New England, Detroit and the past three with the Jets and Rex Ryan. Back in March of 2008 he and the Jets came to terms on a five-year, $25 million contract with $11 million in guaranteed money.

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