Seahawks Fullback M. Strong Retires
Longtime Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong announced his retirement Monday.
Strong is suffering from a herniated disk in his neck. The disk is pinching his spinal cord, and Strong was told by doctors that he could risk a serious injury if he continued playing. His doctors told him the disk would heal without surgery if he stopped playing.
Strong, 36, was in his 14th season with the Seahawks. He reached the Pro Bowl in the 2005 season, when his forceful blocking helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl and paved the way for tailback Shaun Alexander to be the league's most valuable player.
Leonard Weaver is to replace him as Seattle's fullback.
Coach Mike Holmgren, meanwhile, indicated Monday that the team will be without wide receiver Deion Branch for two games because of a sprained foot.
By Mark Maske |
October 9, 2007; 9:28 AM ET
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