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Eric LeGrand Retires

July 26, 2012 at 12:15pm by Scott   •  2 Comments »

Eric LeGrand: Buc for life
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.

2 Comments to “Eric LeGrand Retires”

Mark S

Mark S (July 26, 2012 at 12:31pm:

An unrelated comment. I think I read it here, but cannot find the story, that the Bucs took away the IPADs from the players. There was no definitive reason for the change. Speculation about players using the IPAD for entertainment, etc., but no offical reason from the team. Today the NFL announced that LENOVO is the official computer company of the NFL. Ok, this is probably only interesting to me but maybe the change was more about money than what ever other reasons can be speculated on.


Scott (July 26, 2012 at 12:36pm:

That’s actually an interesting point. We’ll know for sure if the Bucs are seen around camp with non-Apple tablets.

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