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Kris Dielman considers coming out of retirement

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Five months after retiring because of concerns about concussions, Kris Dielman is having second thoughts about that decision.

Dielman is considering coming out of retirement and two sources said he’s close to a return to the field, according to Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego.

The Chargers have released Dielman from the reserve/retired list, which means he would be a free agent if he decides to play.

Dielman stepping back on the field would be a major surprise, because all indications when he announced his retirement were that this decision was final, and was made at the urging of his doctors. In Dielman’s last game, on October 23 against the Jets, he suffered a concussion, kept playing and then suffered a seizure on the flight home. That incident led the league office to tell game officials to look for concussion symptoms and alert team medical staffs when players appear to suffer brain injuries on the field.

The 31-year-old Dielman went to four straight Pro Bowls before last season and could be a significant addition to some team’s offensive line, if he’s cleared to play.

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7 Responses to “Kris Dielman considers coming out of retirement”
  1. rickyspanish says: Jul 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    I just got done feelin sorry for this guy. Now he’s Favreinv up the joint

  2. timb12 says: Jul 20, 2012 4:20 PM

    Wanting to play again might be a result of the concussions.

  3. daysend564 says: Jul 20, 2012 4:21 PM

    At the end of next season the headline will be as follows…

    Kris Dielman has just joined the concussion law suit.

  4. raiderapologist says: Jul 20, 2012 4:22 PM

    Hmmm…Cooper Carlisle, or Kris Dielman? That would be a definite upgrade for Oakland. Too bad McKenzie has such shallow pockets.

  5. chargrz says: Jul 20, 2012 4:29 PM

    He should stay retired for his own health but if he decides to return hopefully it will be with the Chargers.

  6. aircoryell says: Jul 20, 2012 5:06 PM

    Just another case of Kevin Acee jumping the gun. He’s not coming back.

  7. racerx1225 says: Jul 20, 2012 5:12 PM

    Raiders have $5m in cap space but Gary Brackett and Cedric Benson would be better picks although Id have Dielman up there too with Shiancoe for them as the top 4 guys available they could use.

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