Retired former Chargers offensive lineman Kris Dielman will not be un-retiring. But he may be suing.
Shortly after reporting that Dielman was considering coming out of retirement and that the Chargers had released him from the reserve/retired list, U-T San Diego reported that Dielman will not play again.
So where did the confusion arise? Dielman is apparently considering a lawsuit against the Chargers and/or the NFL, and he un-retired with the league as a technicality related to that lawsuit. The Chargers have released Dielman from the reserve/retired list, so he is technically an unrestricted free agent, but he has no intention of signing with any other team.
If he is going to sue the Chargers or the league, Dielman would appear to have a strong case that he received inadequate medical care after suffering a concussion against the Jets on October 23. Even though he appeared to be dazed, the Chargers allowed him to continue playing, and he then suffered a seizure on the plane ride home, and never played again.
And, despite some confusion today, he will never play again.