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Report: Samuels set to retire this week

After a long period of silence, Redskins tackle Chris Samuels is finally expected to speak this week.

When he does, the veteran will announce his retirement, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post.  Samuels was warned about his neck injury by a number of specialists, and planned to have another checkup in February.

The loss of the six-time Pro Bowler means Washington will be looking extra hard at Oklahoma left tackle Russell Okung and other blind side protectors with their fourth overall pick in the draft.  Samuels was taken third overall by the team in 2000.

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14 Responses to “Report: Samuels set to retire this week”
  1. DonTerrelli says: Mar 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    The loss of the six-time Pro Bowler means Washington will be looking extra hard at Oklahoma left tackle Russell Okung and other blind side protectors with their fourth overall pick in the draft.
    You mean they should be, but they’ll be looking at QBs instead.

  2. kjl451 says: Mar 1, 2010 9:41 AM

    I read the headline, thought Asante and almost started crying.

  3. Jamzy says: Mar 1, 2010 9:43 AM

    Thanks Chris, you were probably the best Redskin over the past 10 years. Glad to see that you chose your family and well being over your football career.

  4. Sociofan says: Mar 1, 2010 9:54 AM

    Wow. Samuels really has been one of the few rocks on that line for some years. I hope his future is not lessened by his injury.
    Best wishes Chris, we’ll miss you.

  5. mrogers18 says: Mar 1, 2010 10:02 AM

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris on the radio at the beginning of his career. He was a great player and a not so great rapper (You can google some of his rhymes!). It’s a shame injuries hampered a lot of his career, but he played through them. Washington will miss you.

  6. chief says: Mar 1, 2010 10:16 AM

    Perhaps they should give Oklahoma STATE left tackle Russell Okung a look.
    Maybe Oklahoma tackle Trent Williams would like this info.

  7. Mooch says: Mar 1, 2010 10:20 AM

    Kjl – are you a Cowboys or Redskins fan?
    Because to me, Asante got us killed last season and every offense we face will be geared to rolling his ass upfield with bubble screens.
    Miles Austin will make the pro-bowl based on those two games alone.
    Either the scheme needs to change, or Asante “Tin Man” Samuels needs to amp it up. Al Harris, Sammy Lilly and Mark McMillian were all smaller than him, but they got after it.

  8. parasonic says: Mar 1, 2010 10:27 AM

    @ kjl451
    clearly an eagles fan. you can’t even see the difference between samuel and samuels. I bet you’re also one of those people that pluralizes everything: best buys, blockbusters, wal-marts…

  9. phillyboss says: Mar 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    KJL…its asante “samuel”

  10. gopherb24 says: Mar 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    @Kjl and Mooch:
    Regardless, it’s Asante Samuel. No S. So no, a headline referring to Samuels would not be about Asante.

  11. superbowl says: Mar 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    Dan Snyder has a dark heart.
    the fans are simply giving their money to this man and not realizing this ownership team does not care about WINNING!!!
    When is the last time the Redskins won something?

  12. BLACKQBWHITERB says: Mar 1, 2010 10:44 AM

    He was a great Redskin, but it was time for him to go. he got beat by faster ends too many times the last couple years. Great for a long time though.
    Other than Dockery the whole line should be replaced. Maybe I would keep Rabach and Levi Jones as insurance, but draft a bunch of young guys and let the rebuild begin.
    Of course this means the Redskins will look hard at Julius Peppers, overpay for other old free agents, and sign Marc Bulger for 80 million and 4 first round picks

  13. gurnblanston says: Mar 1, 2010 10:57 AM

    Thanks to Chris Samuels for being a class act through a decade of Pro Bowl left tackle play. I wish him all the best.
    Chris Samuels represents what can happen when you use a first-round pick on a building block for winning football games rather than on a flavor-of-the-month QB prospect who reminds no one of Peyton Manning. If Danny Boy had used even a fraction of his picks and signings on players like him, perhaps Chris Samuels could look back on a decade of winning football rather than a decade of profits for his owner and bupkus for his team.
    Hail to Chris Samuels! Hail to the Redskins!

  14. godofwine says: Mar 1, 2010 11:10 AM

    Another great player that my Cleveland Browns could have had.

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