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Plummer Not Officially Retired

Posted Mar 5, 2007 by Roy Cummings

Updated Mar 5, 2007 at 04:14 PM

TAMPA – If Jake Plummer has any plans to retire, the NFL doesn’t know about it. Not officially anyway.

Contradicting reports that began circulating late Friday, an NFL spokesman on Monday told The Tribune that it has not received retirement papers from Plummer.

Several media outlets reported Friday that Plummer filed his retirement papers with the league on Friday. If that’s the case, then the forms must have gotten lost somewhere, because the league doesn’t have them.

What that means is that right now, Plummer is still an active player. If and when he does decide to retire, Plummer must send a letter to the league notifying it of his intentions.

The next step would belong to the team that owns Plummer’s rights, and as we all know from Saturday’s press conference, that team is the Bucs.

At the time Plummer officially informs the league of his plans to retire, the Bucs can either continue to carry him on their active roster or they can place him on the reserve/retired list.

Reader Comments

Por (mike johnson) on March 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

So he counts 100% of salary against the cap now??

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Por (Mark Gorski) on March 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Isn’t 32 awfully young to retire from professional football.  Especially when you have the opportunity to make five million dollars a year?  Who are you kidding, Jake the Fake!!!  Allen only traded for you because he knew you are a 32 year old spoiled kid who will throw a temper tantrum for a couple of days and then wake up and realize that for you, life after football needs to be on hold for a few more years.  Whether it’s with Tampa or Houston lets get on the stick and be a man and show some competitive spirit that is the essence of this game.  If your going to go out, go out a winner, man.  Don’t go out with your head buried in the sand.

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Por (david birch) on March 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

plummer is a “steve young” type in that he has lived rather modestly (he drives an older sedan) and has socked away something like 20 million…reports from denver say that he really had lost his zest for the game last year…he doesn’t wan’t to be a tackling dummy for the rest of the nfl by going to a team that has issues…if he comes back it won’t be for the money…we all thought barry sanders would come back too…

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Por (kim bartlett) on March 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

he wont count if he retires he has to pay it back to Tampa if he plays or is traded then he will count

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Por (Mark McClure) on March 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

I’ve got a great idea!  Let’s trade Chris Simms and our 4th overall pick to the Raiders for the #1 pick. Afterall, we know that Al Davis likes the deep ball, and Simms can throw it long. That will allow the Bucs to draft QB JaMarcus Russell. We all know that Gruden likes his QB’s to have mobility. Garcia, Plummer, and even Gradkowski fit that mold; Simms does not.  The Falcons and McKay will work really hard to get a deal done with the Browns that will allow Atlanta to step in front of the Bucs and draft Calvin Johnson. Let’s draft Russell and let him study Garcia for a couple of years. At the same time work on rebuilding the O-line and the defense. In two years this team will be ready for another playoff push.  Plain and simple!

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Por (Michael Harris) on March 06, 2007 (Suggest removal)

I like the way McClure thinks.  The cry baby from Denver could never beat out Garcia anyway; and he knows it.  THAT my friends, is the REAL reason the cry baby doesn’t want to come to Tampa.  Waw, waw, waw…send the cry baby to Houston, where he can START on a LOSING team.

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