Eric LeGrand Retires
July 26, 2012 at 12:15pm by Scott • 2 Comments »
Eric LeGrand announced his retirement today, a move everybody predicted but no one knew exactly when it would come. Just like everything else LeGrand has done in his time as a Buccaneer, he handled it with class and humility.
“Making it to the NFL was my dream,” LeGrand said in a statement released by the Bucs. “But now I want to see my team as strong as possible at the start of training camp. I’m a Buc for life.”
On Twitter, LeGrand wrote: “I knew I wouldn’t keep the roster spot forever and my team enters camp today. (This allows them to) Go in with a full squad of 90 people so I am not in the way of them reaching a championship. Every man counts.”
LeGrand knows roster spots are scarce in the NFL and doesn’t want to hinder his team by taking one away from a player who may contribute on the field. But off the field, you’d be hard pressed to find a Buccaneer who has affected more people or brought more positivity to the team. It’s been a great story, but this isn’t the last we’ll hear of LeGrand. We’ll certainly be seeing him at games, various Buccaneer events, and on TV when he proves all the doubters wrong by walking again.