Former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder surprised everyone this week when he said he’s retiring from the NFL at age 27. And some Dolphins players say they don’t believe Crowder is actually done in the NFL.
“I’m sure he’ll come back,” Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford said. “I think he’ll come out for the right amount of money. But if he doesn’t have the desire for it anymore, you’ve got to respect that.”
Crowder coming back for the right amount of money seems to be what most people expect, but the problem may be that Crowder won’t be offered the right amount of money. Crowder had 10 days to get offered the right amount of money in the 10 days between the Dolphins cutting him and his retirement announcement, and he apparently didn’t get that offer.
Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick said “I’m not sure about that” decision being permanent, and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said he never thought Crowder lost the desire to play football.
At the moment, Crowder has lost the desire. But he might get it back.