Former Browns Offensive Lineman Isn't Coming Out Of Retirement, Despite Interest

When free agency began, many expected the Browns J.C. Tretter to sign a nice deal, as he is still only 31-years old, but with his duties as NFLPA President, he felt like unless he got the deal he wanted with a team he liked, he would go into retirement after an impressive 9-year career in the NFL. That's exactly what he did, and despite some interest from other NFL teams, Tretter is persistent that he is going to fulfil his duties as President, and not return to the game on the field.

We've seen this before, but Tretter walked away under his own power, and serving as the NFLPA President means that he clearly has other aspirations and things to keep him occupied, and as of right now, it looks like he's going to stick true to his word.

When Tretter originally hit free agency, he put together a short list of teams that he'd be interested in playing for, and said while he wouldn't take league minimum, he would take a pay cut, but unfortunately, those teams didn't seem to reciprocate the interest. Ultimately, Tretter still had years left on his body, but with outside responsibilities and little interest from the teams he wanted to sign with, it wouldn't surprise anyone if he stayed retired.

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