October 12, 2008; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Kris Dielman (68) watches action during their game against the New England Patriots at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Mandatory Credit: Robert Benson-US PRESSWIRE

Around the NFL: Chargers guard Kris Dielman considering retirement


In a story by the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Chargers guard Kris Dielman is thinking about the possibility of retiring from the NFL.

Dielman has yet to confirm anything but the San Diego Union-Tribune has cited several sources saying that the announcement may come soon.  The Chargers have yet to confirm the report either.

Dielman suffered a concussion this past season and had continuing problems from it causing him to miss a large part of the season.  The Union-Tribune cited that it’s because of advice from a doctor that Dielman is considering retirment.

He’s considered a great find by the Chargers who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2003.  Dielman is a four time Pro Bowl player and is known for playing extremely tough on the offensive line.

If the Chargers do lose Dielman to retirement, the 2012 NFL Draft could be very important for them to find a suitable replacement.

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