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Rumor: San Diego Chargers OG Kris Dielman is Retiring

"PUT ME DOWN!!!" (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
"PUT ME DOWN!!!" (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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After weeks of hearing that Kris Dielman was going to come back to football, The Silver Fox chimes in with this tweet.

First off, I've been saying for weeks now that Dielman is going to retire. I have no sources on the matter, I just tried putting myself in his shoes (which isn't that far-fetched considering that Dielman has always been thought of as "a thinking man's lineman" rather than a brute) and thought, "There's no way in hell I'd come back and risk my health at this point. I've made my money and my mark on the game, it's time to move on to the next stage of my life."

It would appear that Dielman has come to a similar conclusion. Acee is quick to point out that he hasn't gotten the story confirmed, but I also know that he wouldn't tweet this information unless he trusted his source and thought that Dielman would be announcing his retirement shortly.

If Kris does indeed retire, it's just one more hole that the Chargers' front office will have to try and fill during this tumultuous offseason. On a lighter note, there are some new openings on the BFTB staff and I am formally extending an invitation for Kris Dielman to join our team upon his retirement from the NFL. There are no benefits to speak of, but I promise that the work environment will result in fewer concussions.