Veteran Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure announced Wednesday that he plans to retire. Now they’re getting bad news that another veteran starter on their offense, Todd McClure, announced that he is retiring. Reports surfaced earlier in the offseason that the 36-year-old McClure was planning to call it quits, and on Wednesday night McClure took to Twitter to announce that he has officially made up his mind: His career is over. Although he suffered a torn ACL that cost him his entire rookie season, he entered the starting lineup in 2000 and hasn’t left it: In the last 12 years McClure has missed just four starts. That means it also is time for the Falcons to move on. The Falcons got good news when one veteran starter on their offense, Tony Gonzalez, announced that he is not retiring. "It's going to be different not putting on cleats, the shoulder pads and going out there on the field, but it's something that I'm looking forward to," he told the newspaper on Wednesday.
It has to be a bittersweet time for the Atlanta Falcons with center Todd McClure saying he’s going to retire. A formal announcement is expected after owner Arthur Blank returns from next week's NFL meetings. Let’s start this off by sending some kudos