Veteran LB LaMarr Woodley said he’s “pretty much” retired, even though he has yet to file the official documents with the NFL.
“Pretty much, without the papers,” Woodley said, via ESPN.com. “I haven’t put the papers in. With the NFL thing, I tell people all the time, it’s got to come to an end one day. Either you can walk away, they are going to throw you out or you’re going to get carried out. But you gotta get out, any way you go.
“It’s all about are you going to be prepared for when it’s time to get out and I think I’ve been prepared my whole life for when that day comes. I’m 32 years old. I’m young in life but they call it old in football. But I’m young in life. I don’t know how they mixed that up but that’s just how it is. I’m prepared for it and I’m excited for this next journey in life.”
- NFL executive Mark Waller said that the NFL still wants to host a game in China during the 2018 season but discussions are still ongoing right now. (Tom Pelissero)
Patriots DE Chris Long spoke very highly of Lions HC Jim Caldwell and mentioned that he nearly signed with Detroit last year.
“Coach [Jim] Caldwell was awesome throughout that whole free agency process,” Long said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “They showed me a lot of respect that I didn’t necessarily deserve, in my eyes, because the last few years were so tough for me. But Coach Caldwell thought I could get back to who I was, and I’ll always respect him for that.”