Nov 6 2013, 1:38am CST | by Poch de la Rosa
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Moffitt "told the team he was retiring from football, but a source close to him said the third-year NFL lineman from the University of Wisconsin is doing some soul searching amid frustration at his lack of playing time."
Klis also reported Moffitt as telling 102.3 ESPN on Nov. 5 he had his health in mind when he made his decision to hang up his cleats. He said,"Scientists do know that hits to the head do deteriorate your brain."
Consequently, the Broncos placed Moffitt on the reserve/left squad list on Tuesday, a day after he failed to report for practice on Monday. Denver has a five-day exemption which would allow the team to either release or re-activate him.
Moffitt's premature retirement coincides with the return of center J.D. Walton to the Broncos on Nov. 5. Walton suffered a severaly fractured ankle on Sept. 30, 2012 against Denver's AFC West rivals, the Oakland Raiders.
Walton, who underwent surgery in June per the Broncos' official website, will take over for Moffitt once his retirement becomes official.
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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