- Associated Press - Friday, September 10, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - An official with knowledge of the announcement says Kevin Mawae, president of the NFL Players Association, is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons and eight Pro Bowls.

Mawae has called a news conference for Friday afternoon, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made yet.

The lineman played for Tennessee last season, starting all 16 games and helping block for Chris Johnson as he ran for 2,006 yards. The starts gave Mawae 241 regular season games played, at that time the most among active linemen.

But his contract was up, and no team called to sign the lineman, who turns 40 in January. He finished his career playing in his final Pro Bowl.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide