Eddie Goldman tells Falcons he’s retiring

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The Falcons recently signed defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to their 90-man roster, but the veteran won’t be around for training camp or the coming season.

According to an announcement from the team, Goldman has informed the Falcons that he is retiring from the NFL. Goldman was set to make $1.12 million with $895,000 of his salary guaranteed.

Goldman was a 2015 second-round pick by the Bears and he played for Chicago through last season, although he opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bears cut him in March to save money and he signed with the Falcons earlier this month.

Goldman had 175 tackles, 13 sacks, and a fumble recovery in 81 games for the Bears.

The Falcons now have Grady Jarrett, Ta'Quon Graham, Marlon Davidson, Anthony Rush, and Vincent Taylor on the top rungs of their defensive line depth chart.

23 responses to “Eddie Goldman tells Falcons he’s retiring

  1. Number of Bears fans surprised by this: negative 22.

    The COVID opt-out and getting paid put the full kibosh on his work ethic.

  2. Great player until he got paid. The last 2 years were ‘no show’ in one way or another. Feels like he wanted to retire at the end 2019 but figured out to the least amount necessary to continue getting his check.

  3. Not surprised as a Bears fan. One of the best and most underrated run stoppers of the league early and a key piece of the 2018 defense. Then he got payed and immediately phoned it in. Must’ve never liked football that much.

  4. Another guy (like Michael Pierce) who sat out a year due to Covid and lost everything.

  5. You think he knew in his heart of hearts he didn’t want to play anymore before he committed to the Falcons. What a waste of time for the Falcons.

  6. Man, what a great talent. Seems like he never hit his potential or even wanted to. I agree he seemed to mail it in the last couple years. Maybe just lost the drive to want to play. Who knows.

  7. This guy was a huge disappointment. I never understood the hype. Reminds me of the career of “Timmy” Jernigan, also a FSU product.

    Completely overrated players and overpaid.

  8. touchback6 says:
    July 19, 2022 at 4:05 pm
    This guy was a huge disappointment.

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    N’Keal Harry says hi

  9. Us Bears fans feel like he retired years ago.

    That being said, he was really good for a few years, and probably could still have played if he wanted.

  10. Sometimes the “but he doesn’t love football” talk is the epitomy of meatheaded fans, but there’s other times when it’s pretty relevant. Eddie is such a time.

  11. Eddie was a steal in the draft and solidified that front 7 next Akiem Hicks. Anyone saying differently is a complete m0r0n. He is a big baby sitting out that scamdemic year tho.

  12. trollback6 says:
    July 19, 2022 at 6:14 pm
    Eddie was a steal in the draft and solidified that front 7 next Akiem Hicks. Anyone saying differently is a complete m0r0n. He is a big baby sitting out that scamdemic year tho.

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    Please walk up to one of the millions of family members that lost a loved one … “hey, how’s that scam working our for ya dude?”

  13. Please walk up to one of the millions of family members that lost a loved one … “hey, how’s that scam working our for ya dude?”

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    What about the millions of Americans that lose loved ones to abortions and drug overdoses. People have being dying from viruses forever. Stop being over dramatic. The COVID protocols we absolutely useless and you probably still wear a mazk.

  14. ifutookthevaxxugotplayed says:
    July 19, 2022 at 7:50 pm
    Please walk up to one of the millions of family members that lost a loved one … “hey, how’s that scam working our for ya dude?”

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    What about the millions of Americans that lose loved ones to abortions and drug overdoses. People have being dying from viruses forever. Stop being over dramatic. The COVID protocols we absolutely useless and you probably still wear a mazk.

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    I am pro-life and your comment missed the mark completely. Abortions and drug overdoses have nothing to do with people dying of COVID or any other diseases.

    Over 1 million people died from COVID. It’s not just another virus. And no, I refuse to wear a mask unless I am with elderly parents that request we wear one.

    Sounds like you did get played by your tag name.

  15. Sat out Covid, didn’t get the jab, got Covid anyway.

    Doesn’t sound like it was about Covid, but perhaps something else.

    You were missed Eddie, good luck in the future.

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