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Concussion question looms over Luke Kuechly's retirement

13 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

In an emotional, three-minute video that appeared out of nowhere last night (somehow, none of the infobots got a five-minute head's up), Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement. He never attributes the decision to concussions, but since he never specifically identifies the reason for his conclusion that he no longer is able to play
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Just How Good Was Antonio Gates? Devin McCourty Sums It Up In Instagram Comment

13 days ago   |   By NESN

Luke Kuechly wasn't the only one to call it quits from the NFL on Tuesday.
Chargers legend Antonio Gates also announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the league. Gates all but surely is bound for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as he leaves the game as the Chargers franchise leader in receptions, touchdown catches and receiving yards to go along with eight Pro Bowl selections.
The NFL shared a photo of Gates shortly after he made his retirement announcement, and Devin McCourty found himself in the comment section with an anecdote that summed up just how good the tight end was in his...
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Luke Kuechly retirement signals total rebuild for Panthers

13 days ago   |   By ESPN

New Panthers coach Matt Rhule rebuilt two college programs, and he's facing a third project after the retirement of a franchise cornerstone.
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Patriots Stars Salute Luke Kuechly After Linebacker Announces Retirement

Patriots Stars Salute Luke Kuechly After Linebacker Announces Retirement

13 days ago   |   By NESN

It's safe to say Luke Kuechly is viewed in high regard among his peers.
The Carolina Panthers star on Tuesday announced his retirement after eight NFL seasons. While Kuechly noted he still wants to play, he believes it's “the right thing to do” to walk away from the game at 28.
Shortly after Kuechly's announcement, the NFL took to its official Instagram page to share the news.
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Rob Gronkowski congratulates Luke Kuechly

13 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Luke Kuechly was one of the few guys who could cover Rob Gronkowski. So Gronkowski made sure to congratulate another brilliant player who walked away at his peak last night. The former Patriots tight end sent out a message last night, with a wink toward the near-constant speculation about his own status. Congrats LukeKuechly on
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Luke Kuechly and 5 star players who retired in their primes

13 days ago   |   By FanSided

Carolina Panthers star Luke Kuechly decided now was the time to retire from the NFL, despite saying he still wanted to play. He joins a list of modern star football players who said goodbye in their primes. Luke Kuechly was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career. He played eight seasons in...
Luke Kuechly and 5 star players who retired in their primes - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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Rob Gronkowski Has Question For Luke Kuechly After LB's Retirement Announcement

13 days ago   |   By NESN

Rob Gronkowski knows exactly what's in store for Luke Kuechly.
Kuechly took the football world by storm Tuesday night when he announced his intention to retire from the NFL after eight seasons. It was less than a year ago when Gronkowski took a similar path, choosing to walk away from the game much earlier than the typical superstar.
Despite clearly enjoying retired life and never really suggesting he was thinking about a comeback, Gronk still regularly fields questions about when he might strap the pads back on. Kuechly probably is bound for similar treatment, so Gronkowski figured he'd...
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Luke Kuechly's retirement could nudge Panthers toward rebuild

13 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Panthers owner David Tepper is not one to sandbag. While introducing new coach Matt Rhule last week, Tepper was practically bragging about his willingness to spend his way to success, and he spoke openly about the bright future of his team and its new program-builder. But underneath the pomp of the day was a thread
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Luke Kuechly, NFL star with history of concussions, retires aged 28

13 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Carolina Panthers player was one of best linebackers in league Kuechly suffered series of concussions during career Luke Kuechly, one of the finest linebackers of his generation, has announced his retirement at the age of 28. The Carolina Panthers star made the announcement in a video posted to the team's Twitter account. “Now is the right time for me ,” said a visibly emotional Kuechly, who had to fight back tears several times. “It's a tough decision. I've thought about it a lot and now is the right chance for me to move on. “In my heart, I know it's the right thing to do.”...
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