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Chris Chambers still wants to play

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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.

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12 Responses to “Chris Chambers still wants to play”
  1. sportsreporterusa says: Jul 16, 2012 11:37 PM

    Good for Chris……This is the kind of story that we, as fans of the NFL, should want to hear from someone who played in the league for close to a decade.

    There are a lot of business opportunities for former NFL players and training facilities should definitely be one of them.

    Additionally, he started his career as a Dolphin. Considering who is on the Dolphins roster, you never know if can help even though he is a bit over his playing weight and has been out of the league for a year.

    With that said, maybe Chambers can hire TO.

  2. sd5547 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:49 PM

    I still wanna play too coach put me in………

  3. mintberrycrunch1 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:57 PM

    Chambers, TO, and McNabb should team up and join a Gus Macker Tournament.

  4. wadecounty93 says: Jul 17, 2012 12:02 AM

    to tell you the truth i would rather pick up T.O. but i think were set at receiver right now unless we could some how get mike wallace. A team like the browns should give him a chance!

  5. jacobslatter says: Jul 17, 2012 12:10 AM

    “Mr. Chambers, don’t get on that ship! To Serve Man, it’s…….it’s a cookbook!”(Mr. Chambers struggles but can’t get away from Jaws of the James Bond films, also the Ghost on Gilligan’s Island)

  6. raiderinva says: Jul 17, 2012 12:22 AM

    The five-foot, eleven-inch receiver currently weighs 230 pounds:

    Crap…

    My wife just read this over my shoulder and proclaimed that she no longer needed to stay on her diet.

    However if Chris Chambers can block… The Raiders, Redskins, Broncos, Lions, Colts, Vikings, and Titans just off hand could all use a pulling fullback. If he can block, still catch, and move with efficiency I would sign him as camp fodder. What do you have to lose?

  7. theecowardlylion says: Jul 17, 2012 12:31 AM

    Chambers should call Tiki Barber for comeback advice….

  8. fdugrad says: Jul 17, 2012 12:55 AM

    Chris and his team of advisors lead by Donovan and T.O. can be reached at 1-800-M-I-R-A-G-E!

  9. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Jul 17, 2012 2:37 AM

    He was decent fantasy WR in 2002, but it’s not 2012…

  10. afcdomination says: Jul 17, 2012 3:04 AM

    no. charger fans know the type he is, chief fans know the type he is. unless someone promised* a big pay day, so if he signed a league min contract that had incentives attached, without that, he wont even try to go catch the ball. most frustrating WR in AFC West recent memory

  11. helixir1 says: Jul 17, 2012 7:36 AM

    What I remember about Chris is that he dropped a lot of easy passes. Too Many!

  12. cornersss says: Jul 17, 2012 9:07 AM

    “no. charger fans know the type he is, chief fans know the type he is. unless someone promised* a big pay day, so if he signed a league min contract that had incentives attached, without that, he wont even try to go catch the ball. most frustrating WR in AFC West recent memory”

    Meh. Id say the chargers messed him up then. Shying from contact was not an issue while chambers was a phin. In fact the guy had sticky fingers. Had he been a charger from the start, or on another team with a better qb than the phins he would have had a much better career,even w/o he still had a decent career

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