bubba9497 Posted March 6, 2006 Share Posted March 6, 2006 http://washingtontimes.com/sports/20060306-011634-3943r.htm click link for full article Tackle Noble likely to be cut By David Elfin THE WASHINGTON TIMES March 6, 2006 Brandon Noble came into the NFL the hard way and he's leaving it the hard way. The often-injured Washington Redskins defensive tackle is expected to be among the team's cuts because his $1.7 million salary is too high for a team with serious cap issues. Noble, who will be 32 next month, missed all of last season because of knee surgeries and a resulting staph infection. He contracted another post-surgical infection in January. And as Noble made public for the first time for this story, he also suffered life-threatening blood clots in each lung during his January hospitalization. "I was a lot closer to dying than I would like to admit," said Noble, who hasn't officially retired yet. "I'm feeling a lot better. My appetite is back. I'm 280 pounds [up 25 pounds from his low point during his illness], although I still get an upset stomach a lot. I'm back walking and playing with my kids, but there are still some hurdles to be overcome. I'll be on blood thinners for at least four to five months, so I couldn't even be on the field for anyone until after that." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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