Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Newberry’s reward

Long-time 49ers center Jeremy Newberry retired today. (He even broke the news himself on Facebook.) Here are some thoughts on Newberry’s career; you can compare his career to that of other ’09 retirees in this amalgamated post.

Newberry was a long-time 49er who played a total of 10 years in the league. While he never got great acclaim, he earned two Pro Bowl berths and was the centerpiece of the San Francisco O-line for half a decade. He spent a year with the Raiders and Chargers and had signed with the Falcons for ’09 before injuries caused him to call it quits instead. Regardless of what caused him to leave, he goes into his post-football life with a solid on-field legacy.

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