One of the NFL's great ironman streaks is coming to an end.
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
Over his 10 year career, New York Jets offensive lineman D'Brickashaw Ferguson has never missed a single play, much less an entire game, through injury, that's 10,357 straight snaps.
In fact, the one and only play out of the 10,708 in his career that he missed was the last play of the 2008 season, when the entire offensive line was pulled out in a trick play.
Ferguson announcing his retirement, reportedly unhappy with a pay cut the Jets were asking him to take. Health has always been a key to Ferguson, who spoke at schools about eating right and staying active:
(Ferguson) "A lot of times when you think about eating right and moving more, you know, as a child you think about foods that maybe you don't necessarily like, but it's really more than that."
The move saves the Jets about $9-million on their salary cap this season.
In New York, Chris Hoenig, FOX News.