Take this article with a chuckle.
None of the four players that I’m about to mention have been rumored to return to the NFL, especially with one of them out of the game for more than a full season.
But, hey, if the New York Giants are unable to find help on the offensive line they might have to give one of these guys a call – they can’t be much worse than Ereck Flowers, eh?
After all, the Oakland Raiders are testing their luck with Marshawn Lynch – why can’t the Giants do the same?
4. Eugene Monroe
Prior to the start of last season, Eugene Monroe seemed destined to end up with the Giants after being released by the Baltimore Ravens.
And then he retired …
Just 29 years old, his return to the NFL isn’t all that crazy, especially when you consider how he was one of the league’s best tackles just a few years ago – leading to a nice payday with the Ravens.
3. Anthony Davis
Out of the blue, Anthony Davis retired from the NFL after the 2014 season at the age of 25.
After taking an entire season off, he returned for one game last year with the San Francisco 49ers and realized “Oh sh**” I play for the god awful 49ers – he retired yet again.
When you consider all of the names on this list, Davis is easily the most realistic to lure out of retirement, considering he happened to play this past season.
His best season was in 2013, posting a Pro Football Focus grade of 85.6.
2. Michael Roos
A former Pro Bowler and All-Pro selection, Michael Roos was a warrior on the football field, as he missed just one game from 2005 to 2013.
Playing in Tennessee his entire career, Roos never received the recognition he deserved as one of the better lineman in the league.
He was voted the best Titan of the last decade by Pro Football Focus, averaging a PFF grade of 86.5 over the five best years of his career.
1. D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Oh, how could I forget about D’Brick? As one of the best names in football over the last decade, Ferguson retired prior to last season after 11 seasons with the New York Jets.
The three-time Pro Bowler never missed a game, yet again, another lineman on this list who proved to be a true warrior at a position that demands it.
Just a year removed from his last game, maybe he can pull a “Brandon Marshall” and make the move from the Jets to the Giants.