Monday, December 10, 2007

Duce Staley Retires

He was signed as a free agent with great fanfare, and was supposed to usher out the Jerome Bettis era in Pittsburgh. Instead he sustained a hamstring injury in a 2004 game against New England, and then injured his knee during the 2005 preseason.

Finally released by the Steelers last December, Mr. Staley signed a "ceremonial contract" with the Philadelphia Eagles -- the team who drafted him, and for whom he had the most success -- over the weekend so that he could retire as an Eagle (much the way Levon Kirkland signed and retired with the Steelers after stints in Seattle and Philadelphia).

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