We noticed in recent weeks that Isaac Bruce’s salary remained active on the 49ers roster, and wondered if he had still was harboring some hopes of returning to the field.
Perhaps he just wanted to return home.
The Rams “acquired” Bruce via trade Monday, and will announce his retirement at a news conference on Wednesday. (We didn’t know you could trade a player for nothing, but this all seems ceremonial.)
Bruce was originally drafted when the Rams were based in Los Angeles and holds every major receiving record in team history. He retires fifth all-time in receptions and second all-time in yards, and yet we don’t think Bruce is a slam dunk for the Hall of Fame. Let us know if you disagree.