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Marcus Stroud ends his comeback attempt

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The one-day contract isn’t just for future Hall of Famers.

The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they will sign defensive tackle Marcus Stroud to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member of the team. Stroud was the team’s first-round pick in 2001 and made three Pro Bowls during his seven years with the team. If his career doesn’t quite measure up to what LaDainian Tomlinson did for the Chargers, but Stroud had a strong run in Jacksonville that deserves a bit of recognition as he hangs up the cleats.

Stroud talked earlier this offseason about trying to extend his career, but that notion seems to have put in cold storage. Stroud didn’t play at all in 2011 after a shoulder injury led to his release by the Patriots, surgery and a staph infection. Stroud was traded from Jacksonville to Buffalo before the 2008 season, where his play slipped in a system that didn’t particularly suit his talents.

Stroud ends his career 10th all-time in games played for the Jaguars and his 22 sacks with the franchise place him eighth on that list.

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6 Responses to “Marcus Stroud ends his comeback attempt”
  1. shackdelrio says: Jun 20, 2012 11:06 AM

    From 2002-2006, Stroud might have been the best defensive tackle in football. And him and Henderson were among the best duos at that position in recent NFL history. Those defenses with Stroud/Henderson, Mike Peterson, Daryl Smith, Rashean Mathis, Deon Grant and company were among the best in the league.

    Stroud is still one of my all-time favorite Jags.

  2. kahnsbushymustache says: Jun 20, 2012 11:22 AM

    Stroud was never the same after microfracture surgery on his knee – the second player traded by Jacksonville to Buffalo that worked out better for the Jaguars than the Bills…

  3. radioactivechimp says: Jun 20, 2012 12:18 PM

    You just had to bring up Rob Johnson, didn’t you Kahn?

    At least we got one great season out of Stroud in Buffalo. The guy’s a class act and I wish him the best in retirement.

  4. EJ says: Jun 20, 2012 1:03 PM

    Stroud was fun to watch play while he was here in Buffalo, I wish him the best with whatever he decides to do after retirement. Good luck Marcus!

  5. polishkingski says: Jun 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    yeah he was a nice guy. was really cool with my young family members when they got to meet him at training camp in rochester. dude looks HUGE up close!

  6. rollteal says: Jun 20, 2012 4:25 PM

    Wow hard to imagine its been this long that one of the Teal Towers are calling it quits :-/

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