Posted By Roy Cummings at Mar 05, 2007 at 03:09 PM
Updated Mar 05, 2007 at 03:14 PM
TAMPA – If Jake Plummer has any plans to retire, the NFL doesn’t know about it. Not officially anyway.
Contradicting reports that began circulating late Friday, an NFL spokesman on Monday told The Tribune that it has not received retirement papers from Plummer.
Several media outlets reported Friday that Plummer filed his retirement papers with the league on Friday. If that’s the case, then the forms must have gotten lost somewhere, because the league doesn’t have them.
What that means is that right now, Plummer is still an active player. If and when he does decide to retire, Plummer must send a letter to the league notifying it of his intentions.
The next step would belong to the team that owns Plummer’s rights, and as we all know from Saturday’s press conference, that team is the Bucs.
At the time Plummer officially informs the league of his plans to retire, the Bucs can either continue to carry him on their active roster or they can place him on the reserve/retired list.