Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Willie McGinest recently announced his retirement following the 2008 season and elaborated on the subject today after Cleveland’s second day of organized team activities.
“I accomplished a lot and I just felt if it was time, this will be it,” McGinest said. “You hear different guys like (San Diego Chargers tailback) LaDainian (Tomlinson) talk about sometimes you just gotta walk away from the game. I want to leave the game in good shape. I want to feel good. I want my body to feel good, and I want to leave productive.”
McGinest, who is in the final year of his contract, added that the reason he returned this season was because the Browns have a chance to contend. The team went 10-6 last year, just missing the playoffs, and come into 2008 with high expectations.