Schefter says that Warford is looking to start a family and will continue to train and revisit playing in 2021.
Reports had said that Warford was looking to make close to the $7 million salary he was scheduled to earn from the Saints before his release a few months ago.
The Texans and Bears were linked to Warford shortly after his release, but there wasn’t a lot of recent buzz about him signing with either.
Warford, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Lions back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract with Detroit before signing a four-year, $34 million deal that included $17 million guaranteed back in 2017.
Warford was owed a $7,650,000 base salary for the 2019 season and had already been paid a $750,000 signing bonus earlier this offseason when the Saints released him.
In 2019, Warford appeared in 15 games for the Saints, making 15 starts for them at right guard. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 8 guard out of 81 qualifying players.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.