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Rosenhaus says Zach Thomas isn't retiring

In response to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that veteran linebacker Zach Thomas will retire this week, agent Drew Rosenhaus says that Thomas will not be retiring.

Says Rosenhaus, via Twitter:  Zach Thomas is
not retiring
.  He is progressing from his injury & he fully expects
to have a great season with the Chiefs in 09.

So what gives?  Well, it might just be a matter of semantics.  Schefter said that Thomas will retire or reach an injury settlement or be cut.

If Thomas retires, he gets no money.  So, quite possibly, he might be digging in his heels in the hopes of a parting gift from the Chiefs.

Per NFLPA records, Thomas is due to receive a base salary of $1 million in 2009.

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2 Responses to “Rosenhaus says Zach Thomas isn't retiring”
  1. ChiefsNfl says: Aug 31, 2009 9:03 PM

    The Chiefs, like most teams this year, can easily afford to pay Zach Thomas’s base salary even if he does not play. Not to forget, the entire purpose that he was brought in was because of his leadership skills, and could still be used as a guest coach or something similar. Still amazed how the Chiefs went from a fun/good team (Vermeil era) to an amazingly bad team (Edwards era).

  2. HughJassPhD says: Sep 1, 2009 4:12 AM

    Schefter is not having a good week.

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