Kenny Phillips Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

July 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former New York Giants and New Orleans Saints defensive back Kenny Phillips has reportedly decided to retire from the NFL because of injury concerns. 
Christopher Stock of 247Sports passed along the news Wednesday. Phillips told the outlet he'd "love to still be playing right now," but his body can no longer handle the physical nature of the sport.
The 29-year-old former University of Miami standout explained to 247Sports that the constant aches and pains convinced him it was time to walk away. He's already come to accept his playing days are a thing of the past, though.
"It wasn't tough to come to grips with it because physically I can't," Phillips said. "It wasn't like, 'OK you're not good enough.' Physically it hurts to do this and it hurts to do that. It was a like a no-brainer."
He also looked back on a career highlighted by winning Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants at the end of the 2011 season:
It was a blessing. It was a blessing to be drafted in the...

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