Hurney, Rivera differ on Shockey’s future
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Jeremy Shockey has considered
retiring and that is news to Carolina’s general manager.
Marty Hurney says, ”We’ve gotten no indication that Jeremy’s
considering retirement at this point,” adding that, ”it’s
ultimately a question for Jeremy but all indications we are getting
is that he wants to play.”
That contradicts what Rivera said earlier Thursday at the NFL
Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Rivera created a stir when he
said Shockey had talked about the possibility of retiring after the
Shockey, an unrestricted free agent, is one of the few question
marks the Panthers have entering the offseason.
Shockey’s agent Drew Rosenhaus did not return phone calls
Shockey signed a one-year, $4 million in 2011.