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  1. Geno Smith on agent, Garrard's retirement

    James Walker

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been a lightning rod before, during and after the NFL draft. The media is following Smith's every move and analyzing. The latest will be Smith's decision to hire a new agent. I was among several reporters w...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  2. Podcast: QB David Garrard on retirement

    James Walker

    Former New York Jets quarterback David Garrard went on The Herd with Colin Cowherd Thursday to discuss his retirement. Garrard was competing for New York's starting job but said his knee injury wasn't going to get better. "It was swelling on me an...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. Vontae Davis trade highlights 'Hard Knocks'

    James Walker

    HBO's "Hard Knocks" with the Miami Dolphins aired its fourth episode Tuesday night. It was another interesting week in Miami, which included the trade of cornerback Vontae Davis. Here were several highlights from the show: • The show beg...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. 'Hard Knocks' report: Episode Four

    James Walker

    HBO's "Hard Knocks" with the Miami Dolphins aired its fourth episode Tuesday night. It was another interesting week in Miami, which included the trade of cornerback Vontae Davis. Here were several highlights from the show: The show began with ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  5. Jason Taylor joins ESPN

    James Walker

    Former longtime Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor officially made his first step after retirement. The six-time Pro Bowler agreed to join ESPN as an NFL studio analyst. Taylor will be all over ESPN programming this fall and will make appea...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  6. Matt Light's retirement a beacon of hope

    James Walker

    I remember interviewing Matt Light in the New England Patriots' locker room this past January after their playoff win over the Denver Broncos. Light was funny, engaging and most importantly calm and at peace, which is not the norm in the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  7. Should Patriots draft offensive linemen?

    James Walker

    Last year's starting left tackle for the New England Patriots, Matt Light, appears headed for retirement. Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins recently had ACL surgery and is questionable for training camp and the start of the season. And there is speculatio...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Morning take: Ray Lewis talks retirement

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he will retire if he wins a Super Bowl this season. Morning take: The window is open for Baltimore to make a run. Lewis already has on...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  9. Marc Bulger's retirement hurts Ravens

    James Walker

    The offseason favorite to land the backup quarterback job with the Baltimore Ravens this summer was Marc Bulger. He held the spot last year, enjoyed his time with the Ravens and didn't appear interested in competing elsewhere for a starting job. B...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  10. James Harrison was very close to retiring

    James Walker

    Lost in the hoopla of James Harrison's recent bashing of various NFL players, teammates and the commissioner was how close the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker actually came to retirement last season. In October Harrison contemplated quitting during...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Poll Friday: Carson Palmer's legacy

    James Walker

    Unless Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and/or franchise quarterback Carson Palmer have a sudden change of heart, Palmer is heading toward early retirement. This leads us to our latest "Poll Friday" question in the AFC North blog. This week we ...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  12. Longtime Ravens K Matt Stover to retire

    James Walker

    The Baltimore Ravens will hold a news conference Thursday to announce the retirement of longtime kicker Matt Stover, the team announced on its website. Stover had a distinguished 19-year career spent mostly with the Cleveland Browns and Ravens. St...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  13. Alan Faneca most remembered as a Steeler

    James Walker

    I recall a moment with newly retired guard Alan Faneca in August 2008 while covering a preseason game between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. FanecaIt was a crazy day because the Jets had just signed quarterback Brett Favre. Despite being ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  14. AFC North evening links: Palmer's serious

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Wednesday evening in the AFC North: Clark Judge of CBS Sports reports Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer remains serious about retirement. Pro Football Focus writes Baltimore Ravens cornerback Josh Wilso...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  15. Walker's weekend mailbag: Carson Palmer

    James Walker

    Let's dig into the weekend mailbag. Justin Mitulinski from Ohio wants to know why Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer doesn't file retirement papers. James Walker: Palmer doesn't want to retire, Justin. He just no longer wants to play ...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  16. Dick LeBeau only coaching Steelers

    James Walker

    With Dick LeBeau's contract set to expire and speculation about his retirement, the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive coordinator provided some clarity about his future. LeBeau"I promise you, if I'm coaching, it will be the Pittsburgh Steelers," LeBe...

    Blog | January 26, 2011