Jets tackle Damien Woody has decided to retire


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.

10 responses to “Jets tackle Damien Woody has decided to retire

  1. Appreciate the hard work Wood. Thanks for being part of the best O-Line i’ve ever seen. Man that thing was a brick wall last year and especially 2 years ago.

  2. See ya Woody. You have been a solid tackle the past 3 years. I hope big Wayne is ready for the job.

    Jets please sign Jonathan Joseph he’s better than Cromartie and cheaper than Nnamdi!

  3. Good luck Woody, you were part of the best O line but it wasn’t w/the jets it was w/the Pat’s where you won your Superbowl rings.

    Something that you would never get with the jets.

  4. You know this kinda stuff really bother me. I really hate it when a player retires right at the beginning of a season or so close to the beginning. You mean to tell me the entire 5 months since the Superbowl he didn’t know that he had played his last game against the Steelers? This reminds me of when people quit a job with no notice and just stops coming in. The coordinator is pretty dependent on Woody coming in this season and then gets a phone call saying ehhh… Not so much. Thanks for the notice Woody!

  5. ampats says:
    Jul 26, 2011 8:07 PM

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    dont worry, pal..i’m sure rex and the jets will fulfill your request and send the pats packing again.

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