NFL Notebook: Ravens offensive tackle may retire
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When Jonathan Ogden hobbled out of the Baltimore Ravens locker room yesterday, it might have been for the last time.
The 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle said there is a "possibility" he might retire and end his career after 11 seasons.
"I'll take a week to try to let my toe get better and I'll see from there," Ogden said as players packed up their lockers after a 15-6 AFC divisional playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts Saturday. "I'll take some time away and re-evaluate some things. That's how it's going to be. I'll see what I want to do next year a little later on."
Ogden, 32, at 6 feet 9, 345 pounds, is widely considered a future Hall of Fame lineman after being one of the most dominating blockers of his generation.
Wide receiver Derrick Mason did little to change his dismay over his involvement in the team's offense. Mason, who aired his disappointment with what he called "being underappreciated" minutes after the loss Saturday, stood his ground and did not back down from those remarks.
"I'm not going to deviate from anything that I said. I'm not because that's how I felt and I still feel the same way today and I'm going to feel the same way until," Mason said, not finishing the thought. "But I just never thought that I was considered a guy that was capable of going out there and making plays. All that I've done prior to this season, I thought it warranted that at least. And I just didn't feel for 16 games that I was given that opportunity."
Mason, who has three years remaining on a five-year deal that is expected to pay out $20 million at contract's end, is the team's highest-paid wide receiver.
Former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora Jr. has been invited to a second interview with Miami, which also plans to meet again with Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey and New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The Dolphins reached an agreement with their defensive coordinator, Dom Capers, on a new three-year contract. He may remain in contention for the head coaching job vacated when Nick Saban left for Alabama Jan. 3.
San Francisco hired veteran assistant coach Al Everest to be the special teams coordinator.
First Published January 15, 2007 12:00 am