-- Gannon's Playing Days are Over --
The San Francisco Chronicle reports QB Rich Gannon. Last season's neck fracture means his playing days are over -- doctors have told Gannon this, and he has come to accept the truth. Though Gannon's $8 million salary is a big hit against the 2005 cap, the Raiders, league sources say, are prepared to give the quarterback all the time he needs to call it quits. A failed physical will allow him to collect additional benefits from the NFL. In the meantime, the Raiders, sources say, will take Gannon down to the NFL minimum ($755,000, only $455,00 of which counts against the cap) and will postpone any decision on his future until after June 1, when the cap hit from his bonus acceleration (about $5.4 million) moves to the '06 books.
there's a little clipping. sounds like speculation but it looks like he will retire. He will be remembered as a great raider. He had a great run, too bad the raiders couldn't snatch him from the cheifs sooner.