Earlier reports that former Philadelphia Eagles center Jamal Jackson has announced his retirement were confirmed by New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. Jackson was given a tryout with the Giants after his nine-year run with the Eagles came to an end after the 2011 season.
Jackson was a staple in the Eagles offensive line the past decade, playing in 88 games, including 72 starts between 2003 and 2011. He was named a Sports Illustrated All-Pro in 2006. While trying out with the Giants, Jackson had a change of heart Saturday morning, saying his heart was not in it any longer.
We at SB Nation Philly certainly wish the best for Jackson in his retirement.
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