McGinest says he’s not making a comeback

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The quotes seemed to be made with tongue at least partially in cheek.  But since we weren’t there to observe his demeanor or scrutinize his facial expressions, we deferred to the published report indicating that linebacker Willie McGinest’s comments after a lockout workout with the Lions suggested a genuine desire to make a comeback — especially since the comments appeared under a headline that proclaimed, “McGinest eyeing return to NFL.”

We’re going to see if I get offered a contract now,” McGinest said Friday.  “After I send this tape out to a few teams, we’re going to see.”

As we suspected, McGinest wasn’t serious about actually returning to the NFL after two full seasons out of the game.

“Even though I looked as good as I did, this number 55 has been retired for three years and plans to stay retired,” McGinest said in a statement forwarded on Saturday night to PFT.  “The only thing that will bring me back is a one-day contract with New England to retire as a Patriot.”

So there you have it.  McGinest, 39, who retired a year after Brett Favre initially did will continue to honor that retirement.  Which Brett Favre to date still hasn’t been able to do.

11 responses to “McGinest says he’s not making a comeback

  1. DANG! we’re stuck with him as a bad analyst. just because a guy played football for a long time doesn’t mean he’ll be a good analyst. I wish he would stay retired from football, and retire from his career in journalism as well and just be like he was with the Browns, irrelevant.

  2. “McGinest, 39, who retired a year after Brett Favre initially did will continue to honor that retirement. Which Brett Favre to date still hasn’t been able to do.”

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    You know, maybe the reason Brett Favre never really ‘goes away’, is because people like you are constantly looking for angles to put his name in a story… Whether you mean it as a joke or not.

  3. I’ll send you some Cleveland Browns tapes and see if you sill want him. At least Franco Harris ran out of bounds, this guy (on D) just let them blow right by him which is worse.

  4. Too bad. As a Browns fan, I really wanted to see him sign on with either the Ravens or Steelers. Thanks to Romeo Crennel, we had to endure him for three LONG years. Damn. Would have been great to see Montario Hardesty run past him or Peyton Hillis run over him!

  5. So…Basically…Willie, in a fun stunt has proven this site as dead………But ya still ran with it, you better hope a underage college player, who quits amid a scandal, gives you the hits you need to keep getting paid…….This is SAD

  6. mcginest was a great patriot! i think a one-day contract would be pretty cool; he definitely deserves to retire in a new england uniform

  7. Nobody could fake an injury when there are no timeouts left better than Willie McGinest!

  8. jersey73 says:
    Jun 12, 2011 7:22 AM
    “Nobody could fake an injury when there are no timeouts left better than Willie McGinest!”

    That’s all i will ever remember McGinest for. Laying on the ground, writhing in agony one moment, running down the field the next, celebrating with his teammates, yet another highlight in the culture of cheating in Foxboro.

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