Chris Clemons informs Seahawks he plans to retire

Originally undrafted out of Georgia back in 2003, Clemons drifted around the league as a situational player until finding a home as the “elephant” pass rusher coming off the edge in Pete Carroll’s defense. He proceeded to reel off three consecutive seasons of double digit sacks, bringing the heat for a historically dominant pass defense.

With promising young defensive ends Frank Clark and Cassius Marsh poised for increased playing time behind Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, the veteran wasn’t guaranteed a roster spot coming out of training camp.

Clemons will finish a lengthy career with 69 career sacks over 162 NFL games.

Mike Wallace passes conditioning test, returns to field

The Mike Wallace nightmare is over.

The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver is back on the field Friday after passing his conditioning test, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Video evidence of Wallace hitting the practice field:

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The truth of the matter is that Wallace failing his conditioning test a couple of days ago was never a big deal. If his name was Renaldo James instead of Mike Wallace, no one would have blinked an eye. Because Wallace is a lightning rod for criticism, any small opening for blasting will be jammed with 10,000 sticks of hot-take dynamite.

Despite agreeing to terms on a contract earlier this week, Long declined to sign an injury waiver with the Ravens and thus will remain a free agent, the offensive tackle told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in a text Friday.

Long played just 11 snaps over four games with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 after suffering ACL tears to his right knee in back-to-back seasons.

Long passed an exit physical with the Falcons in January and another conducted by Dr. James Andrews this week, per Schefter.

Last month, the 31-year-old tackle insisted he was “finally healthy.”

“This is the healthiest and best I’ve felt in probably about five, six years,” Long said. “My knee’s back. I’ve just been working out, feeling good and ready for the opportunity when it comes along.”

By not agreeing to sign a waiver, that opportunity will not be in Baltimore.