Foxworth Pondering Retirement?


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Baltimore Ravens’ cornerback Domonique Foxworth’s playing days could be coming to a crashing halt at just the age of 28.

Foxworth has played in just two games in each of the past two seasons because of a torn right ACL. He declined to comment on the status of his knee on Friday.

“I don’t really have anything to say about it,” Foxworth said after the NFL Players Association meeting at the Super Bowl, via ESPN.com.

The Maryland University product was the Ravens’ marquee free-agent pickup in 2009, when he signed a mega four-year, $27.2 million deal. It’s almost a forgone conclusion he’ll be cut by the Ravens this season because he’s due $5.6 million in 2012.

Foxworth recorded four interceptions in his first season with the Ravens in 2009, but Foxworth then tore his ACL in a non-contact drill on the first day of training camp in 2010. He was unable to regain his form that netted him his big deal in Baltimore, and he played in just two games before getting placed on injured reserve on Sept. 28

If Foxworth was prematurely forced to retire, his future could be in the players union. He’s

a current member of the NFLPA executive committee and could be the next president with Kevin Mawae’s run set to end in March.

“It’s been brought up a few times,” Foxworth said. “We’ll see. I’m a real proponent of [Colts center] Jeff [Saturday] running and he’s a proponent of me running. And there’s always other people. There’s plenty of great leaders on our executive committee.”