Chris Borland to return signing bonus to 49ers

Former inside linebacker Chris Borland plans to return three-quarters of his $617,436 signing bonus to the San Francisco 49ers after deciding to retire due to health concerns. Borland will give back $463,000. “It’s not a cash grab as I’ve been accused of,” Borland told Face the Nation. “I'm paying back three-fourth of my signing bonus. I'm only taking the money I've earned. To me it's just about health and nothing else. I never played the game for money or attention. I love football. I've had a blast. I don't regret the last 10 years of my life at all. I'd do it over the exact same way.” Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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