Former NFL wideout Chris Chambers, a second-round pick back in 2001, hasn’t played pro football since 2010. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to permanently call it quits.
Chambers, who played for the Dolphins, Chargers, and Chiefs, will be opening a training facility in South Florida on August 5. And he thinks that the expertise of the place he soon will own soon could help him get back in the league.
“If it gets to the point where I’m feeling really good with our medical crew that’s going to be in here and some of our trainers, and the nutrition I’ll be on, maybe I’ll get a stab at [it],” Chambers recently told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It would be great to play as a Miami Dolphin because it’s right around the corner. If they need some help at receiver, just a leader in the locker room to come out there and make some plays I’d be open to doing that. That’s kind of down the road right now, but that’s what I’m thinking. Then if nothing happens throughout that year I’ll officially retire in 2013.
Chambers, who was slowed by a hip injury in 2010, trained for the 2011 season but ultimately received no offers. The five-foot, eleven-inch receiver currently weighs 230 pounds; he says he’d have to shed 15-to-20 in order to get back in shape.
Though he may lose the weight, it’s unlikely anyone will give him a chance. Though he’s only 33, he’s currently generating no buzz.