To Repeat: Roaf's Retired!


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Jan 22, 2006
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To repeat: Roaf’s retired
Lineman makes it clear during TV interview that he’s not returning to the Chiefs this season.
The Kansas City Star
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | - Willie Roaf squashed speculation he would return to the Chiefs this season by again saying he would not play football this season.

Speaking publicly on ESPN2’s “Cold Pizza” Wednesday for the first time since he told The Star three weeks ago that he was retiring, Roaf said conjecture that he merely wanted to miss training camp was wrong.

“I’m not one of those guys who’s going to miss all the camp and then come back and play football,” Roaf said. “I don’t think that’s fair to my teammates and to the fans and everybody to do it like that. If I’m going to be there, I’m going to be there and be committed to the team.

“I wouldn’t say the door would open this year. People keep speculating, ‘Well, maybe he just wants to miss training camp (because Roaf) didn’t want to be there.’

“I’m not a guy who would want to miss training camp and not do anything to this point and then go out there and play football. It’s too much time and stuff involved you have in the preseason to get ready for the regular season. I would say the door is closed.”

Roaf indicated he might consider returning to play next season.

“I’m done right now,” he said. “I can’t say never say never. You know Deion (Sanders) came back. Kyle Turley came back later on. But this year, I’m done.”

The Chiefs broke training camp Wednesday when they flew to New Jersey for tonight’s preseason game against the Giants at the Meadowlands. They will resume practice in Kansas City next week.

Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Monday he hadn’t yet spoken with Roaf but planned to after he returned to Kansas City.

“Until I hear it from his lips … that’s a conversation I need to have,” Edwards said.
From the looks of what happened against the Giants last night -- not good!
CrossBones said:
From the looks of what happened against the Giants last night -- not good!
I think Turley is doing fine...but the first string just doesn't stay out there anywhere near long enough....I just don't sweat the preseason...but if this was regular season, I'd be turning the air blue around here!! :p
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