Mike Florio’s VW bus is on the way down to Miami, but that hasn’t stopped tips from flowing into the PFT inbox.
Calling from the road, Florio passed along that Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney held a retirement party last week. Apparently, some of those in attendance are amused the media still has no idea.
Kerney, 33, was expected to undergo elbow surgery this offseason. Due $5.15 million in 2010, the Seahawks seemed likely to ask him to take a paycut. It sounds like they won’t have to go through the trouble.
Drafted 30th overall by the Falcons in 1999, Kerney played in two Pro Bowls. He was first-team All Pro in 2007 with the Seahawks and recorded 82.5 sacks in his 11-year career.
UPDATE: Sources close to Kerney are denying the report. We’ll have more on the subject later.