Report: Hightower, Cannon to retire

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luuked

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We knew Cannon was retiring since July. Curran/Perry mentioned it a couple times.

Hightower would be a huge loss. But he made enough money and won 3 titles, no reason to put his health on the line anymore. Makes sense but gonna wait for someone plugged in to confirm this.
 

sb1

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We knew Cannon was retiring since July. Curran/Perry mentioned it a couple times.

Hightower would be a huge loss. But he made enough money and won 3 titles, no reason to put his health on the line anymore. Makes sense but gonna wait for someone plugged in to confirm this.
I wonder how much the year off makes these guys think more about what it feels like to hit and get hit hard again and again in this game.
 

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I was thinking there was a chance Hightower would get cut but I mostly still believed he would be back for another year next year and I was looking forward to it, but it is what it is. Money freed up, of which they already will have plenty, and the younger guys are already getting play this year anyway so they’ll know whether they need to pursue a (or multiple) LB by then or if they think they have some of the answers in house.

Cannon had no shot of being on the team next year though, especially with the younger guys seemingly doing fine at RT.
 

203Pat

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I don't know who this Twitter rando is but this wouldn't shock me in the least. Same with Chung. All these guys have had lots of injuries, won rings, and made some money. No real reason to come back into a rebuild if Bill would even take them back at their salaries.
 

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I expected it for Cannon and Chung....

But Hightower man.....yeah he counts for 16M vs. the cap, but man...Hightower man...the dude has at least one good season left in him....
 

haripi2

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Considering cap limits and whkm we have at quarterback currently, 16 million for hightower for one season seems pretty excessive . So either they retire or come back at real low salaries. Logically they might be better off retiring. There has to be some core free agent signings next year to create new leaders. My guess is Trey flowers would come back next year around 8- 10 million and be one of the defensive captains.

Bill retiring after this season is not out of the question. We have a pretty big gaping hole and need to have a home run GM. Even bill would be doubting his capabilities as a GM.
 

Taco

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We all knew Cannon was gone. Hightower is not unexpected either. Hopefully we can clear some cap and get some young talent
 

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