"Most of the time in the NFL, if a veteran requests your number, you work out a financial agreement between the two players," Quigley said in the statement. "I was not interested in the money for myself. I wanted to find a way to help some others."
"Will we close our door on a player returning? No, I don't believe so," Ryan said. "But right now, this is what we felt was in the best interest of our football team overall."