I guess the New York Giants didn’t want to pay enough money to get Michael Strahan out of retirement. Actually, it wasn’t about the money, but Strahan told Foxsports.com he didn’t want to play.
The Giants tried to lure him out of the Fox Sports booth since they lost defensive end Osi Umenyoria for the season.
That’s good news for Cowboys tackles Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams.
Strahan told Jay Glazer:
“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan said from Greece. “But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.
“I have gone back and forth on this because as a player you’ll always want to play, you’ll never lose that urge to be out there. But I could only do this if I could commit 100 percent, physically, mentally, emotionally and I can’t do that. I’ve tried to convince myself and my body to give it one more year, but in the end I just don’t think I could turn it on like I need to again.”
Strahan and the team held discussions and he says the money was enough to do the deal. But in the end, it became a matter of whether or not he wanted to put his body through the rigors of another NFL season.