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Leber retires after 10 NFL seasons

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Veteran linebacker Ben Leber has spent a decade in the NFL.  And 10 years will be the limit for Leber; he announced during a Friday appearance on KFAN that he has retired.

Leber, who started his career with the Chargers, signed with the Vikings after four seasons in San Diego.  He spent five seasons with the Vikings, helping the team to an NFC title game appearance in 2009.

Last season, Leber signed with the Rams.  He appeared in seven games with three starts.

He had a workout with the Eagles in March.

Leber’s career will continue, in a way.  He appeared on the cover of the first (and only . . . thankfully) PFT Season Preview magazine, and the blowed-up cover hovers over my toupee during PFT Live and periodic appearances on NBC SportsTalk.

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5 Responses to “Leber retires after 10 NFL seasons”
  1. bighyzer says: Jun 8, 2012 11:57 PM

    He was a quality linebacker for the Purple and seemed like a good guy off the field. Happy Trails, Ben!

  2. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Jun 9, 2012 12:14 AM

    Extremely classy guy on and off the field. Unfortunatly, as a Viking fan, the biggest memory of him will be the phantom pass interference call against him during the NFC Championship Game… in overtime.

  3. purpleguy says: Jun 9, 2012 12:03 PM

    Heady player, class person and a good teammate. He’s one of those players that will succeed in the real word post-retirement. I hope he stays in MN.

  4. youallrfools says: Jun 10, 2012 12:52 PM

    Leber was a man who knew how to handle himself on and off the field. He was well spoken and humble. He wasn’t the greatest LB that the Vikes had ever had, but he showed up every week and was a gamer. I hope his post football career treats him well, I’m sure he could land a job on the Vikings Radio Network if he wanted.

  5. coleman121280 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:06 AM

    Never the guy to blow a play, but never a guy to blow a play either. Always knew his assignments and was a good tackler. much respect ben….

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