Feagles to retire after punting ball more than 40 miles
Jeff Feagles will finally hang up his kicking cleat.
The 44-year-old veteran has decided to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, calling an end to a record-setting career.
Per the report, Feagles determined his body simply could not do it for a 23rd season. He had signed a $900,000 contract for this season but determined that he couldn’t do it this season and recently contacted Giants coach Tom Coughlin to inform him.
Accordingly, the Giants drafted East Carolina’s Matt Dodge in the seventh round to compete with Aussie rules veteran Jy Bond. Feagles has played in an NFL record 352 consecutive games. He holds the NFL record with 1,713 punts. He entered the league in 1988, before nearly every player in the most recent draft was born.
Feagles spent the last seven seasons with the Giants, winning a Super Bowl ring. Previously, he played in Seattle, Arizona and Philadelphia. His punts traveled 71,211 yards. That’s approximately 40.46 miles if you are wondering.
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