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FEB 24, 7:57p ET | Ross Jones
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News: The San Diego Chargers say 11-year veteran center Nick Hardwick will announce his retirement on Tuesday.
Impact: Hardwick had been the Chargers' starter since his rookie season of 2004. Hardwick started all 136 games he played in, including 67 straight. He suffered a neck stinger in the 2014 opener and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Chargers clearly missed his veteran leadership. Due to injuries, four other players started at center last season. The 33-year-old Hardwick was in the final year of his contract.