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Glen Coffee to retire from NFL

Posted by RakeshP on Aug 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Glen Coffee has decided to retire from NFL (National Football League) for San Francisco 49ers on Friday 13th August 2010. San Francisco 49ers American football running back Glen Coffee was absent from Thursday afternoon and Friday morning practice and no explanation given for his absence. He announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday afternoon. This news was first reported by the Matt Maiocco of CNS Bay Area. Coffee met with 49ers coach Mike Singletary on Friday morning, according to Maiocco. He informed Singetary of his decision.

Singletary told reporters that “Glen informed us this morning of his intent to no longer play the game of football. I respect that. I appreciate everything he has done for the 49ers. Whatever the issues are, I’m not going to go into all the other stuff.”

Glen Coffee released a statement through the San Francisco 49ers blog in which he said “This has been a tough decision for me, but at this time in my life I feel it’s best for me that I move on from football. I appreciate what the 49ers, my teammates and coaches have done for me, and I wish them a blessed season and all the best in the future.”

Coffee picked in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played only one season in the NFL. Coffee was expected to be the main backup to starter Frank Gore in the 2010 NFL preseason and was expected to have a role on special teams. Anthony Dixon and Michael Robinson are the only reserve running backs for 49ers which expected to add another running back soon. Coffee played in 14 games as a rookie for the 49ers in 2009 and rushed for 226 yards on 83 carries to go with one touchdown.

More information given at sports.espn.go.com

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