Alper pointed out on Friday that former Eagles center Jamaal Jackson was among the veteran free agents attending Giants rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. But it didn’t take long for Jackson to realize that he’s lost his passion for football, and he retired over the weekend.
“He came in and he was very nice,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “He just said, ‘Coach, I just don’t feel like my heart’s in it.'”
Though Jackson called it quits at age 32, his career ultimately was a success. Jackson went undrafted out of Delaware State in 2003. He emerged as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting center in 2005, and held onto the job until the 2010 season.
Jackson finished his career with 72 starts.