The Seahawks are practicing football again this week, and left tackle Walter Jones isn’t there. It sounds like the Seahawks are preparing for the season as if Jones will retire.
“I haven’t talked to Walter in awhile now,” Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “But the last time I did, he
was really considering that he was going to retire, but hadn’t made the
final decision enough to come to you guys to make an announcement like
Patrick [Kerney] did. So we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.”
If Jones surprises them and returns — great. In the meantime, they have to make due with Ray Willis practicing at left tackle. (Something tells us a rookie will replace him soon.)
The Ravens, on the other hand, say they are operating as if safety Ed Reed is returning. Reed hasn’t said anything official yet, but the feeling is that he will not retire.
“The way I look at it is up until they send a letter in to the league
saying they’re retiring, then they’re a Raven,” G.M. Ozzie Newsome said.