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Jets tackle Damien Woody has decided to retire

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates with teammate Damien Woody after a touchdown in Cincinnati. AP

Damien Woody had an offer to return to the Jets after getting cut earlier this offseason.  Instead, the 12-year veteran has decided to retire.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News broke the story.  In a very related development, Mehta also reports that tackle Wayne Hunter has been re-signed on a four-year contract.

Woody’s career can be broken up into three parts.  He was a strong first-round draft pick by Pete Carroll in New England, where he was mostly a center.  The Lions overpaid him in free agency and he had four so-so years in Detroit, mostly as a guard.

Woody finished out his career being a rock solid right tackle for the Jets the last three years.  We wish him all the best in what comes next.

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10 Responses to “Jets tackle Damien Woody has decided to retire”
  1. evinnie says: Jul 26, 2011 7:22 PM

    Best of Luck Big Wood. Thanks for the years.

  2. austskate says: Jul 26, 2011 7:24 PM

    Appreciate the hard work Wood. Thanks for being part of the best O-Line i’ve ever seen. Man that thing was a brick wall last year and especially 2 years ago.

  3. keyshawn22 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:29 PM

    See ya Woody. You have been a solid tackle the past 3 years. I hope big Wayne is ready for the job.

    Jets please sign Jonathan Joseph he’s better than Cromartie and cheaper than Nnamdi!

  4. oscojoe says: Jul 26, 2011 7:54 PM

    Good luck Woody, you were part of the best O line but it wasn’t w/the jets it was w/the Pat’s where you won your Superbowl rings.

    Something that you would never get with the jets.

  5. chemfootball says: Jul 26, 2011 7:55 PM

    The first of many upcoming downgrades for the Jets.

  6. ampats says: Jul 26, 2011 8:07 PM

    J ust
    E nd
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    S eason

  7. virusgvr says: Jul 26, 2011 8:09 PM

    You know this kinda stuff really bother me. I really hate it when a player retires right at the beginning of a season or so close to the beginning. You mean to tell me the entire 5 months since the Superbowl he didn’t know that he had played his last game against the Steelers? This reminds me of when people quit a job with no notice and just stops coming in. The coordinator is pretty dependent on Woody coming in this season and then gets a phone call saying ehhh… Not so much. Thanks for the notice Woody!

  8. august1969 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:13 PM

    One of the few good things Pete Carroll did in New England. And Andy Katzenmoyer.

  9. jetsarestacked says: Jul 26, 2011 8:23 PM

    ampats says:
    Jul 26, 2011 8:07 PM

    J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason
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    dont worry, pal..i’m sure rex and the jets will fulfill your request and send the pats packing again.

  10. goawayeverybody says: Jul 26, 2011 9:31 PM

    :( :( :(

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