Joe Looney retiring: Ex-Cowboys starting center walking away after signing deal with Giants, per report – NFL | ZellaNews


Just once you thought there could not be one other bizarre headline popping out of New York Giants coaching camp, you get confirmed flawed. On Saturday, the workforce signed former Dallas Cowboys starting center Joe Looney in a transfer that reunited him with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, however the renewal of vows lasted all of 4 days. The veteran lineman is deciding to name it a profession versus persevering with on with Big Blue, ending his NFL profession after 9 seasons, the workforce introduced.

The information of Looney’s determination comes simply at some point after a brawl broke out at Giants coaching camp — with quarterback Daniel Jones on the underside of the pile — which led to move coach Joe Judge launching right into a tirade of livid expletives adopted by making your entire workforce run laps and drills till he was happy it had discovered its lesson. 

Apparently, what Looney noticed in New York will not be a tradition he’d wish to be part of. He joins linebacker Todd Davis because the second participant to retire solely days after signing with the membership.

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The 30-12 months-previous was seen being his normally jovial self just lately in press conferences, and spoke to what he was anticipated to carry to the desk for the O-line-needy Giants: a capability to be a extra-than-succesful backup inside lineman who might additionally begin when requested to take action. Instead, Judge and Garrett should now discover one other resolution to that persevering with downside in entrance of Jones, alongside with the added considerations they now have with the hamstring harm to extensive receiver Kenny Golladay and, apparently, a possible rift within the locker room stemming from (or main as much as) Tuesday’s brouhaha. 

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Looney was a fourth-spherical decide of the San Francisco 49ers (2012) who additionally hung out with the Tennessee Titans earlier than becoming a member of the Cowboys in 2016, the place he spent his previous 4 NFL seasons. In the wake of stories relating to Travis Frederick’s prognosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 2018, Looney was thrust into the position of full-time starting center and proved greater than succesful. His manufacturing that season primed him for what was finally Frederick’s retirement from the NFL in 2020, however bouts with harm dampened final season for him (although nonetheless obtainable for 13 video games and having beforehand not missed a single recreation since 2015).

The Cowboys opted to maneuver on to naming Tyler Biadasz the starting center in 2021, with Connor Williams getting camp reps behind him — clearing the trail for Garrett to lastly get Looney to New York after having not satisfied him to take action in 2020. 

He was in a position to woo him in 2021, however issues by no means made it previous the second date.