Just a few weeks after a report emerged that Chargers guard Kris Dielman was leaning towards playing in 2012, a report has emerged that he is set to announce his retirement.
While Dielman wants to play, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that doctors have advised Dielman to retire with an eye on his quality of life several years from now.
Both Dielman and the Chargers would not confirm Acee’s report, although we should find out the answer soon. The Chargers may need an answer by the end of the week. Dielman is due $5.5 million this season, but the Chargers would be happy to pay it. They are expected to cut left Marcus McNeill and look to re-sign center Nick Hardwick.