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Dielman close to announcing retirement

San Diego Chargers' Mathews and Dielman celebrate a touchdown against New England Patriots during their NFL football game in Foxborough Reuters

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.

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12 Responses to “Dielman close to announcing retirement”
  1. purplengold says: Feb 27, 2012 6:34 PM

    A concussion with a seizure means its time to stop. You have only one life to live.

  2. roamingabriel says: Feb 27, 2012 6:36 PM

    Neither Dielman nor the Chargers would confirm Acee’s report?

    It must be pretty bad to forego $5.5 mil…

    Funny McNeill was such a hot property 2 years ago……

  3. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 27, 2012 6:45 PM

    I hope he does for the sake of his health. San Diego will probably finish 3rd in the division again, maybe 4th. Denver has shown they can beat them, the raiders can with everyone healthy, and we know the chiefs can.

  4. boltfaninfalconcountry says: Feb 27, 2012 7:02 PM

    Dielman you were a stud and brought the nastiness to the line. Retire and take care of yourself, we’ll miss you.

  5. lanzurrah says: Feb 27, 2012 7:15 PM

    @sportsmeccabi

    ?….the Bolts were a Rivers fumble from sweeping the Chiefs, they destroyed the Raiders the 2nd time they played with the Raiders playoff hopes on the line, and were a Tebow/Prater miracle away from sweeping the Broncos. They have just as good of a chance of winning that division as any team in it…they lost 3/5 of their o-linemen last year and were still pretty prolific putting up points.

  6. sdboltaction says: Feb 27, 2012 7:20 PM

    Do what’s best for you and the family.

  7. Burritto says: Feb 27, 2012 7:21 PM

    This is really too bad. It obviously had to happen, but Dielman would have been a strong HOF candidate if he could have gone 4 more years or so.

  8. joemcrugby says: Feb 27, 2012 7:26 PM

    First, I want to wish Dielman all the best in his post-NFL life if this is the end of the road as a player. He’s been the granite f0undation of the offensive line and locker room for the past half-decade.
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    San Diego will probably finish 3rd in the division again, maybe 4th. Denver has shown they can beat them, the raiders can with everyone healthy, and we know the chiefs can.
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    3rd again????????

    If I’m not mistaken, the Chargers tied for the division lead in 2011 during an awful season. If you’re going to get down to tiebreakers, then the Chargers finished an awful 2nd.

    As for Denver “showing that they can beat them”, it took a semi-pro looking Chargers’ offensive line on the field and a missed figgie in OT for the Broncos to show they can “win” after doing next to nothing offensively for the majority of the game. Counting on that to happen again with a 1st place schedule is folly – but believe it if you want.

    As for the Chiefs: you’re counting on Rivers to fumble an uncontested snap to give you a victory in 2012 as it took for them to win in 2011? Good luck with that!!

    The Raiders are scrambling to get the cap straight and will have nothing coming in during the draft due to Hue’s fiasco in acquiring Palmer for a king’s ransom.

    So long as the Chargers have by far the best franchise QB in the AFC West (even after a horrible season by his standards), you’d be foolish to count them short anytime over the next half-decade while he’s still in his prime. I absolutely LOVE IT that the Chargers are now seen by many as being a 3rd, maybe 4th place team in the AFC West now that other teams have reached the mighty .500 goal!!

  9. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 27, 2012 8:16 PM

    They played the chiefs the second time without Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, and Matt Cassel. Jamaal Charles is their best player, tough to win without him. So the chargers should’ve been able to beat them.

    The Raiders lost Darren McFadden and pretty much half of their offense the second time around.

    The Broncos will improve if they surround Tebow with some talent other than Demaryius Thomas. Also if they add some talent in the secondary.

    San Diego finished third last year with only the chiefs behind them. I don’t see why it can’t happen again considering even the chiefs are getting better. Oakland might collapse and Tebow may or may not get exposed. But them finishing last in the division is a decent possibility,

  10. srcnsd says: Feb 28, 2012 12:26 AM

    “They played the chiefs the second time without Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, and Matt Cassel. Jamaal Charles is their best player, tough to win without him. So the chargers should’ve been able to beat them.

    The Raiders lost Darren McFadden and pretty much half of their offense the second time around.

    The Broncos will improve if they surround Tebow with some talent other than Demaryius Thomas. Also if they add some talent in the secondary. ”
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    Ah, right, and the Chargers didn’t have any injuries all year…aside from McNeil, Dielman, Hardwick, Vasquez, Gates, Mathews, Tolbert, Jackson, Floyd, Jammer, Castillo, Cesaire, Sanders, LaBoy, Phillips and Kaeding…

  11. losangelasbasketball says: Feb 28, 2012 1:41 AM

    The NFL treats the San Diego Chargers like its the Tijuana Mexico Chargers…. Yo..NFL…. San Diego is in America. There is about a billion dollars worth of aircraft carriers and fighter jets parked off our coast….give us some respect….

  12. theravishingrachelnichols says: Feb 28, 2012 8:31 AM

    Dielman and Matt Light played at rival high schools in Ohio. Light (Greenville) and Dielman (Troy) started next to each other a couple of years ago in the Pro Bowl and I had to laugh a bit.

    I played a year with Light and 3 against Dielman, Kris knocked the crap out of me more than once as a TE blocking for Ohio’s Mr. Football, Ryan Brewer (played for Lou Holtz at SC).

    Good luck in your retirements guys.

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