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Brad Meester will retire at the end of the season

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were just five years into their existence when center Brad Meester joined the team and he’s played 207 games with the team since then, more than anyone else in the history of the franchise.

They’ll have to start getting used to life without him in 2014. On Wednesday, Meester announced that he will retire after the final two games of the regular season and call it a career after 14 seasons in the NFL. Meester said he’s spoken to the team about coming back for another year, but that he feels the time is right to move on to something else.

“I think there will be a bunch of emotions,” Meester said, via the team’s website. “It’s going to be tough leaving this game because I’ve done it for so long. I know I’m going to miss the memories and the things that happen in the locker room, but it’s going to be exciting, too.”

Meester started all 207 games he’s played for the Jags and has missed just 15 games over the course of his career.

 

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7 Responses to “Brad Meester will retire at the end of the season”
  1. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Dec 18, 2013 1:45 PM

    “Meesta Meesta, Get. Me. Outta here!!”

  2. jem8705 says: Dec 18, 2013 1:50 PM

    Good Luck, Brad Meester!

  3. JSpicoli says: Dec 18, 2013 1:51 PM

    Mister Meester

  4. crit76 says: Dec 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    You forgot to mention he has played for every head coach in Jaguar history and has snapped the ball to every quarterback since Mark Brunell.

  5. ruthlssjag says: Dec 18, 2013 2:19 PM

    Meester was a great find during the Coughlin era. A solid starter & contributor who still gives it his all on every play. I wouldn’t say he was ALL-PRO material, but he’s held his own as a great “all-around” player. He’s also served as the anchor to the OL, a great veteran presence/leader amongst his teammates, & not to mention his exceptional attributes with the community here in Jax. I wish him well outside of the game, & guys such as Meester rarely come around nowadays. I can see him spending some time with his fam & possibly making a comeback as an assistant coach.
    Thx for everything Brad, you will surely be missed & it won’t be easy to find a replacement of your caliber.

  6. shackdelrio says: Dec 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    He was a valued member of the community and a reliable member of the team. His presence will be missed. Best of luck in retirement.

  7. 4greatestvikingever says: Dec 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    He was a great guy here in Cedar Falls at UNI and it sounds like he continued it in Jacksonville. Good Luck!
    Come coach the Panther’s O-line for Farley!

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