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Report: Zach Thomas to retire

Though the specific term for characterizing his departure has yet to be determined, linebacker Zach Thomas is expected to end his NFL career this week.

The news comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who explains that Thomas will retire or accept an injury settlement from the Chiefs or be cut.

Per Schefter, Thomas is done “barring the unforeseen” — a phrase that should be attached to pretty much every NFL player who retires, thanks to a quarterback with a partially torn rotator cuff and a cracked rib.

Thomas spent 12 years in Miami and last season with the Cowboys, where he appeared in 16 games and started 14 of them.

UPDATE:  Agent Drew Rosenhaus says that Thomas won’t be retiring.

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10 Responses to “Report: Zach Thomas to retire”
  1. John says: Aug 31, 2009 7:28 PM

    hall of famer?

  2. Agamemnon says: Aug 31, 2009 7:31 PM

    So long, Number 2. It was a good run!!

  3. Desides says: Aug 31, 2009 7:38 PM

    Sad to see him go out like this. Hopefully the Fins sign him to a 1 day/1 dollar contract just so he can go out a Dolphin.
    Next stop: the Hall of Fame.

  4. DOLPHIN ED says: Aug 31, 2009 7:42 PM

    zak sign and retire a dolphin !!!!!!

  5. Plankshelmet says: Aug 31, 2009 7:43 PM

    Retire ???? I didn’t know he was till alive.

  6. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 31, 2009 7:50 PM

    I agree, retire a Dolphin Zach!
    Seems like the trifecta knew what the hell they were doing in regards to him. I was pissed when they let him bounce, but it would seem they know more than I (big surprise).

  7. pwoeckener says: Aug 31, 2009 7:53 PM

    Hall of Famer? I don’t think so. Zach had a great career, but I don’t think we’ll be busting him in Canton in 5 or 10 years.

  8. MrHumble says: Aug 31, 2009 8:12 PM

    Florio……you can’t seem to get over Farve as he can’t get over retiring. With the way you have been bashing him, you best hope he doesn’t do well with the Vikings as you will have plenty of “egg on the face”……I was always taught to hedge my bets somewhat but you are certainly going “all in” with your Farve bashing.

  9. Dolphin Fan says: Aug 31, 2009 8:13 PM

    Next stop Canton!

  10. fishfan39 says: Aug 31, 2009 9:09 PM

    There’s no doubt about it. Zach should retire as a Dolphin. And yes he should be enshrined in the HOF. A true pro on and off the field.

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