When we last left Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs, there was some doubt about whether his latest neck injury would force him to retire.
Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports there is no doubt anymore. Hobbs will retire because his injury was higher up in the neck than the one before. Caplan notes Hobbs, always ready with a quote, could have a career in broadcasting if he wants it.
A third-round pick of the Patriots in 2005, Hobbs started 56 games in a six-year career, including Super Bowl XLII. Unfortunately, he will probably best be remembered as the guy in coverage when Plaxico Burress scored the game-winning touchdown in the game. Hobbs also recorded an incredible 220 kick return yards in the 2006 AFC Championship.
Cornerback is going to be a big position of need for the Eagles to upgrade this offseason.