Less than a month after signing a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, former Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa has abruptly retired.
Costa was cut by Dallas after four seasons back on March 7, with the Cowboys having found a long-term solution at the center position in 2013 first round pick Travis Frederick. Just two weeks after that, he signed with Indianapolis and it was being reported that he’d compete for a starting job under Andrew Luck there.
Which makes today’s announcement pretty surprising.
As far as we know, Costa isn’t dealing with any potentially devastating injuries--usually the catalyst for this sort of sudden retirement--and age certainly wasn’t a factor. He won’t turn 27 until this July.
“Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from the game,” Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement today, via ProFootballTalk.com. “We certainly understand and wish him nothing but the best.”
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