The Drew Bennett experiment in Baltimore has ended.
After a grand total of two days.
Bennett worked out for the team on Friday and signed a one-year deal. General Manager Ozzie Newsome raved about Bennett.
And now Bennett is retiring.
The news first surfaced on the Twitter page of ESPN Future’s Adam Schefter.
Bennett’s agent is circulating a statement regarding the situation. We’ve received a copy of it.
injury flared up, making me realizing that I am unable to play another
NFL season,” Bennett said in the statement. “Therefore, I have decided to retire from the National Football League.
I want to thank coach [John] Harbaugh, [offensive coordinator Cam]
Cameron and Ozzie Newsome for offering me the opportunity to be a part
of their outstanding organization, and apologize to them for this
excited to join. After an offseason of workouts and rehab, I thought I
was ready to play again, but it became apparent over this weekend that
while my mind is willing, my body will not be able to make it through
another NFL season. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to play
in the NFL for as long as I have, but it is time for me to move on to
the next chapter in my life.”