The awful news that we’d heard rumors about this week is apparently coming true: Chris Samuels will retire. More from Jason Reid:
Samuels has decided to retire because of a severe neck injury he suffered about two weeks ago, league sources said. Samuels, who earlier this week traveled to California to consult with a specialist, has shared his decision with some at Redskins Park.
And while we certainly wish Samuels the best, hopefully this will serve to further illustrate the hole Vinny Cerrato has driven this team into. We have no other lineman who can even attempt to fill Samuels’ shoes. Not even close. And it’s because Cerrato has drafted more receivers than offensive linemen during his tenure with the Skins. If THIS can’t serves as a wake-up call for Snyder, then nothing will.
Now excuse me, I need to go study up on the available left tackles in this year’s draft class.
Update: Reid’s story has changed and Samuels is only done for the season.