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Seneca Wallace’s agent says Wallace isn’t retiring

Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace AP

On Thursday night, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that quarterback Seneca Wallace didn’t play in the preseason finale because Wallace told him that he wasn’t continuing to play football.

That was widely interpreted as a retirement statement from the veteran backup quarterback, but his agent says that isn’t the case. Don Yee said that Wallace told Harbaugh he didn’t want to play in the game if it meant mopping up at the end of the game when the 49ers were playing guys who will wind up being cut this weekend.

“My understanding is that Seneca will continue his football career but that there was a discussion about his situation particularly with the 49ers,” Yee said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Wallace was expected to be cut as the 49ers make their way to 53 players, so it makes sense that he wouldn’t want to put himself at risk of injury when there might be a chance of a job elsewhere in the league when the dust settles after Saturday’s roster cutdown deadline. It seems we’ll have to hold off on inscribing the gold watch for Wallace for a little while.

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6 Responses to “Seneca Wallace’s agent says Wallace isn’t retiring”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 30, 2013 5:53 PM

    The NFL sure beats working.

  2. prmpft says: Aug 30, 2013 6:16 PM

    Seneca’s agent believes there is still money to be leached from him…

  3. carussel88 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    Since when did 3rd string qbs start holding out? I figured Wallace would go out in “mop up” duty and shine to at least impress teams looking at the waiver wire.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 30, 2013 7:00 PM

    I don’t blame, no one wants to play for that slavedriver of a coach.

  5. wimpyburgers says: Aug 30, 2013 7:18 PM

    Harbaugh and the 49ers bring Wallace in to leverage McCoy’s contract terms downward; and then he throws a bone to Seneca Wallace to send him out at garbage time.

    Harbaugh has a lot of gall, acting superciliously about other organizations.

    Whatever. 49ers look really tacky again.

  6. orivar says: Aug 30, 2013 11:33 PM

    He was signed to get cut anyways, I don’t blame him honestly for deciding to not want to go in, in garbage time of a meaningless game.

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