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Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:24 pm
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Ron Rivera isn't sure whether Shockey wants to play next season. (US Presswire)
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INDIANAPOLIS -- There’s little question Jeremy Shockey isn’t the same player he was when he averaged 62 catches per season from 2004-07 with the Giants and was considered one of the best tight ends in the game. But after the Saints cut him before the 2011 season, he signed with the Panthers on a one-year, $4 million contract and played admirably alongside Greg Olsen.

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His 37 catches last year were a career-low, but the fact he played 15 games, matching the most ever during his injury-ravaged career, was a good sign. Now, however, at least one person believes he’s contemplating ending his career after 10 years in the league. 

That was the word from Carolina coach Ron Rivera at Thursday’s media session at the scouting combine.

“It was a great conversation and he just said, 'Well, we'll see,'” Rivera said. “With him, who knows?”

The last time Shockey and Rivera talked was in January after the season ended. But since then, Rivera told Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that he hasn’t heard an update because Shockey -- who’s either a hero or a scoundrel -- has been traveling abroad.

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, though, isn't buying it, telling the AP, "We’ve gotten no indication that Jeremy’s considering retirement at this point,” and that, “it’s ultimately a question for Jeremy but all indications we are getting is that he wants to play.”

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Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Great News!! Now Shockey can pass out from dehydration every day at the Pool in REHAB in Vegas.  Plus, he can blame someone else for it! 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:08 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

With as much time as he spends injured it's like was already retired anyway.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:11 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Retirement talk? Just another way for someone like Shockey to garner empathy for his plight as an overrated player. His contract is up and it's unlikely he will receive another offer, if any, close to his last contract. If he does retire, a few months down the road we'll hear how teams, which he'll not name (because there aren't any), have contacted him about his services. But he will have decided he wants to spend more time with his family or that even a multimillion dollar contract, chump change for his services, couldn't coax him out of retirement.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:34 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Underachieving and injury prone at best.  He has always been over rated.  More flash than substance.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:16 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

If another team is willing to pay 3 or 4 million, he will keep playing.    that much money for a part timer is great



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:00 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

good for us, he's on a division rival team ........ BUT I do like him as a player in the NFL so .........



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:41 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

No loss to the game. Just another big mouth gone south


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Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:12 am
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Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:26 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Who cares what Rivera has to say about this... go to a credible, knowledgeable source. What does Rob Lowe say?



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:14 am
 

Rivera says Jeremy Shockey might retire

Maybe this was news in 2008. Not today.


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