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Sony Michel retires

Stu Jackson

IRVINE, Calif. – Rams working again Sony Michel is retiring, head coach Sean McVay introduced after Saturday’s coaching camp observe.

McVay stated he and Michel had a dialog Saturday morning, throughout which Michel knowledgeable him of his choice.

“I thought just being back around him in these last couple of days, you just appreciate the influence that he has, the way that this guy works,” McVay stated. “I think when you look at what he’s done going back to Georgia, throughout his rookie year when he broke my heart in ’18 and did a great job in New England, thought he was a hugely instrumental piece for our Super Bowl team a couple years ago. The epitome of a pro, great competitor, and his next chapter is going to be exciting. He’s got so many that gifts he can offer to people. We’ll wish him the best. It’s a bummer, but his body is feeling like it’s talking to him, and I have nothing but respect and appreciation for the competitor that he is. Love Sony, and we’ll continue to stay in touch.”

McVay stated throughout that dialog, Michel let him how he was feeling bodily and what a few of his ideas had been. McVay stated the vital factor is Michel has readability and feels at peace along with his choice.

“I was sad for us, but I was happy for him,” McVay stated. “I know he gave a lot to this game and he can be really proud of everything that he’s done. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in his next chapter.”

The 28-year-old Michel wraps up his NFL profession with 779 carries for 3,243 yards and 18 touchdowns throughout 5 seasons – three with the Patriots, one with the Rams and one with the Chargers.

He additionally added 56 catches for 439 yards and two touchdowns whereas beginning in 35 of 65 profession video games performed and was a two-time Super Bowl champion, successful Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots and Super Bowl LVI with the Rams.

The former University of Georgia standout initially entered the league as a first-round draft decide (thirty first total) by the Patriots in 2018.

With Michel retiring, McVay stated the Rams will look so as to add somebody to the working again room.

“So all four of those guys right now at running back (Cam Akers, Kyren Williams, Zach Evans and Ronnie Rivers) have done a good job,” McVay stated. “But I do think whether it’s a veteran or not, you definitely probably need to add a fifth body to that room, maybe even a sixth. So we’ll look at somebody.”