Jets tackle Damien Woody has decided to retire

AP

Damien Woody had an offer to return to the Jets after getting cut earlier this offseason.  Instead, the 12-year veteran has decided to retire.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News broke the story.  In a very related development, Mehta also reports that tackle Wayne Hunter has been re-signed on a four-year contract.

Woody’s career can be broken up into three parts.  He was a strong first-round draft pick by Pete Carroll in New England, where he was mostly a center.  The Lions overpaid him in free agency and he had four so-so years in Detroit, mostly as a guard.

Woody finished out his career being a rock solid right tackle for the Jets the last three years.  We wish him all the best in what comes next.