Kerney, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2007 NFC Defensive Player of the Year, cited the physical wear and tear on his body as a reason for his decision.
“Despite the desire to continue my career, I am retiring from professional football,” Kerney said in a statement. “The toll that has been taken on my body will no longer allow me to train, and hence, perform, at a level that is acceptable to me. It has been a privilege to work for two first-class organizations that are supported by passionate, inspirational fans. I cannot express enough gratitude to all who have supported me throughout my career.”
Kerney joined the Seahawks in 2007 after spending eight seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He has 82.5 sacks in his NFL career.
Kerney’s retirement could affect the Seahawks’ draft plans because they now could be in the market for a defensive end. Seattle holds the No. 6 and No. 14 picks in the first round.Seahawks 12th Man Army has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/Seahawks12thManArmy to get an app for your phone. It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever Seahawks 12th Man Army has anything new. What could be better?
Tags: Breaking News, Class Organizations, De Patrick Kerney, Defensive Player Of The Year, Desire, Eight Seasons, Gratitude, Nfl Career, Patrick Kerney, Privilege, pro bowl, pro bowl selection, Professional Football, retirement, Sacks, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, Wear And Tear
Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..