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Running back Arian Foster retires from football

Running back Arian Foster retires from football

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster has announced his retirement last week, this after suffering another lower body injury for the first few games of the season.

Foster wrote the following statement for Uninterrupted where he explained his decision to retire midseason:

“There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page,” Foster writes. “I’ve reached that point. It’s hard to write those words because this game has been everything to me…my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy. I’ve learned to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league. I’ve given a lot to this game and given up a lot for it. But it has returned to me more than I could have ever asked for. Faceless gladiators have been shuffled in and out of this arena for decades and I’m proud to have taken part in that legacy. My father always said, “You’ll know when it’s time to walk away.” It has never been more clear than right now. I’m walking away with peace. I know it’s not commonplace to do it midseason, but my body just can’t take the punishment this game asks for any longer. I want to thank the Miami Dolphins, with everything in me, for allowing me to bow out with grace and making this process as easy as possible. It means everything to my family and I.”

Foster spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Houston Texans. The running back chalked up 6,472 of his 6,527 career yards with the Texas-based organization . Foster ended his storied career with a total of 54 touchdowns.

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Marshawn Lynch announces NFL retirement!

Marshawn Lynch announces NFL retirement!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

While everyone was expecting Peyton Manning to make retirement headlines following his victory at Super Bowl 50, it was Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch who stole the headlines.

“Beast Mode” took to twitter Sunday night where he simply tweeted a peace emoji and a picture of his cleats suspended from a telephone wire.

Although Lynch made no official statement on the matter, his agent and Seahawks owner Paul Allen acknowledged his departure from the game on Monday.

Lynch won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks 3 years ago when the squad demolished this year’s Super Bowl champion the Denver Broncos.

Lynch will go down in history as one of the toughest and most durable backs in NFL history.

During his nine-year NFL career, Lynch accumulated 9,112 yards rushing to go along with 74 touchdown scores.

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Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

This Sunday at Super Bowl 50 veteran Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will take to the field with a plate and a dozen screws holding together his right forearm.

Davis broke his right forearm during the team’s NFC Championship Game blowout over the Arizona Cardinals.

In addition to Davis, the Panthers will also have defensive end Jared Allen on the field Sunday night.

Allen had missed the past game with a broken bone in his foot, and injury he suffered against the Seattle Seahawks just three weeks ago.

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Will Super Bowl 50 be Peyton Manning’s last game?

Will Super Bowl 50 be Peyton Manning’s last game?

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Will Super Bowl 50 indeed by Peyton Manning’s last rodeo?

Those were the words that came out of the star quarterback’s mouth when he thanked Bill Belichick after winning the AFC Championship game just two weeks ago.

NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported that other people close to Manning have said that he plans to ‘walk away’ after the outcome of Super Bowl 50.

It would be a storybook ending if Manning could go out on top by capturing his second Super Bowl title on Sunday.

However, that will not be an easy task when matched up against a stellar Carolina Panthers squad.

If it is the last time we see Peyton Manning, we will be saying goodbye to one of the Top 5 best quarterback’s to ever step foot on an NFL field.

Manning is a legend and guaranteed to be a first-ballet Hall of Famer.