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Kevin Mawae will retire on Friday

NFLPA President Kevin Mawae, a 16-year veteran who played for the Seahawks, Jets, and Titans, has decided to call it quits.

Several media outlets are reporting that Mawae will announce his retirement on Friday.

Mawae wanted to play another year.  He has claimed on multiple occasions that he believes his role as NFLPA President caused teams to shy away from him.  At one point, he said that the Titans had promised to bring him back for another season.  Coach Jeff Fisher disputed that contention.

The retirement likely places an expiration date on Mawae’s tenure as NFLPA President, since it in turn places an expiration date on his membership in the union.  If he can’t be a member because he’s not a player or actively seeking employment as a player, common sense suggests that he can’t be the NFLPA President, either.

We’re in the process of gathering more information regarding the specific impact that Mawae’s retirement will have on his role with the union.

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25 Responses to “Kevin Mawae will retire on Friday”
  1. Flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Sep 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    What is this “common sense” you speak of.

  2. TheSleepness says: Sep 10, 2010 10:42 AM

    HOFer? He was one of the better C of the late nineties early 00s

  3. RIP__21 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:43 AM

    He had a very successful career. Good luck big man.

  4. stiller43 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:43 AM

    Just file your retirement papers quietly and get out.

  5. FinFan68 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:51 AM

    He might want to give the Dolphins a call before he finalizes that decision

  6. The Real Shuxion says: Sep 10, 2010 10:54 AM

    During said retirement he will do a demonstration of what made his career such a success by diving at the back of the reporters knees.

  7. Doctor Doom says: Sep 10, 2010 11:11 AM

    I was never totally sold on this guy as NFLPA President. Actually, I’m not sold on the NFLPA either.

  8. 1NationRaiderNation says: Sep 10, 2010 11:12 AM

    smart move…then he can unretire, and play again

  9. Black QB White RB says: Sep 10, 2010 11:21 AM

    Snyder called…he’ll give ya 2 firsts and pay him 55mil over 4….

  10. Unbreakable02215 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:22 AM

    Defensive linemen all over the league let out a collective sigh of relief while rubbing their knees.

  11. NFreakinL says: Sep 10, 2010 11:38 AM

    Friday, as in today?

  12. moolah954 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:40 AM

    HOF???? I would vote him in

  13. Schatt Maub says: Sep 10, 2010 11:43 AM

    Dirty knee-diving SOB.

  14. litemater95 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:44 AM

    Media post say he remains as president through March 2012.. Come on Florio, Steal teh psot ;ike you do and put it here with UPDATE:

  15. marcelino says: Sep 10, 2010 11:44 AM

    Cheap dirty player, not a HOFer. Write when you find work, fudgenuts….

  16. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 10, 2010 12:07 PM

    Starting tomorrow he will suddenly gain a whole new level of sympathy for the retired veterans his union has long relegated to the scrapheap.
    That ought to be fun……

  17. TheToolofTools says: Sep 10, 2010 12:26 PM

    He’s stepping down now because he knows whomever is going to take his place in the union needs time because he will be inheriting a total freakin’ mess.

  18. King Ugly says: Sep 10, 2010 12:30 PM

    One of my all-time favorite players and a bright spot on many lousy Jets teams. Best of luck in the future KM!

  19. rbais2 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:30 PM

    Man, it stinks knowing that you have to retire because you’re being blackballed.
    He should still stay in shape and try to be “creative”, like play blocking tight end for a team that could win.
    He’s still a damn good player and locker room leader!!!

  20. rbais2 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:41 PM

    As Robin Williams told Conan O’Brien:
    YOU GOT SCREWED!!!

  21. realitypolice says: Sep 10, 2010 12:47 PM

    This dude was blackballed, plain and simple. 40 years old or not, the guy played in the freakin Pro Bowl last year.
    Are you telling me there wasn’t a single team in the league who could have used an eight-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who probably would have signed for the veteran’s minimum?
    Seriously?

  22. Hawkfan50 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:07 PM

    Screw him – he slammed the Hawks after he left and for no good reason . We were the team that drafted him in the first damn place ; show a little class and be thankful for being a high draft pick you piece of crap ! Mawae always thought he was better than he was …
    Unbreakable001225 is right , D-linemen everywhere are rubbing their knees in gratitude .
    Good riddance .

  23. smithopher says: Sep 10, 2010 2:18 PM

    this guy was the best center in the league for the like 10 years before mangold came around. probowler last season, i cant believe nobody wants to sign him.

  24. Unbreakable02215 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:56 PM

    If I’m the Pats, I sign him to play guard because
    1. They could use a guard and the guy could always run like a b#st#rd.
    B. Their D lineman would then be safe :)

  25. Joel_mac5 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:59 PM

    Does this mean no more correspondence pieces?

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