Eagles offensive lineman David Molk retires

AP

At a time when teams are applying (or not) tender offers to their restricted free agents, one RFA has decided he doesn’t want one.

The Eagles have announced that offensive lineman David Molk has retired.

A seventh-round pick of the Chargers in 2012, Molk spent one season in San Diego. He was cut shortly before the start of the 2013 season, and he signed a futures contract with the Eagles in early 2014. Last year, he landed on injured reserve after suffering a torn biceps in the second regular-season game.

Ordinarily, Molk’s decision would have maybe merited passing mention. But there’s a belief that Molk is the anonymous author of a recent tell-all book about life in the NFL.

If Molk is indeed done with football, there’s no reason for him to keep his identity secret. Unless the decision to be anonymous was driven in part by a desire to create a sense of mystery that would sell more books.