Left tackle Walter Jones was an integral part of the Seattle Seahawks for over a decade, but that has come to an end as he has made his retirement official.
To sum up his career he played the game the way it should be played.
In a day and age where ego maniac players are running rampant in the National Football League Jones was the complete opposite.
There is no greater testament to the type of man he is as the Seahawks wanted to give him his due today, but he declined as that is not who he is.
A move like that speaks volumes as it shows he was the consumate team player.
Jones former head coach Mike Homgren recently called him the greatest offensive player he ever coached.
In the end, hopefully Jones gets in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility as he has earned it.
The Detroit Lions selected Caleb Campbell in the seventh round of the 2008 National Football League Draft, but hasn’t practiced a single snap yet due to obligation he owed to the Army.
Well Campbell has finally fullfilled his obligations and has officially signed with the Detroit Lions.
The question is though can he even make the roster after being away from football for two years?
On top of that Campbell is also transitioning from safety to linebacker.
These are special circumstances as Campbell should be given a roster exepmtion for this year and possibly next year due to his obligations.
In the end, it is the fair thing to do.
The Philadelphia Eagles traded away long time starting quarterback Donovan McNabb to pave way for quarterback Kevin Kolb.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the inevitable next step has happened as Kolb signed a new deal that will pay him $12 million over the next two years.
That isn’t a bad deal considering that top quarterbacks in the National Football League make in excess of $15 million.
The question is now will he live up to his two starts last year where he looked like a franchise quarterback.
In the end, anywhich way the Eagles made the right call as they were getting nowhere with McNabb.