Seahawks guard Stephen Schilling retiring at 26 despite Seattle offer to re-sign him
SEATTLE (AP) — Offensive lineman Stephen Schilling intends to retire from the NFL despite an offer to play another season for the Seattle Seahawks.
Schilling confirmed his decision Thursday, saying it’s “just a personal choice for me at this time in my life.”
Seattle was hopeful of bringing Schilling back for a second season. He started three games and appeared in eight total games this past season for the Seahawks before suffering a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve.
Coach Pete Carroll was hopeful at the owners meetings last week that Schilling would be re-signed, but his tone had changed when asked about the negotiations after the University of Washington’s Pro Day Thursday.
Schilling, 26, played three seasons for San Diego before joining Seattle.