Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Apr 2010

Patrick Kerney Retires

Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney has elected to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons.

Kerney had been hoping for a release from the Seahawks before his retirement, but apparently, he elected to retire when one was not forthcoming.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 13 Apr 2010

15 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2010, 2:10am by Jerry


by Dean :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 4:01pm

If he intends to stay retired, why would his release or lack thereof matter?

by >implying implications (not verified) :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 4:03pm

Maybe it's a retirement in the same sense that Favre keeps retiring.

by fek9wnr (not verified) :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 4:20pm

I'm not sure about this, but I believe that since he retired while under contract, he owes the Seahawks a prorated portion of his signing bonus. If he were released, then he could keep the whole bonus even if he subsequently retired.

by alexbond :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 4:11pm

He is a non-factor now anyways and has been since 2007 when he went nuts for a couple games. If I recall correctly, the 2008 Prospectus Hawks chapter described his performance against the Redskins in the playoffs one of the most impressive performances by a defensive player that year - every play he was either double-teamed or he somehow disrupted the play.

by Dice :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 5:29pm

Yeah, Kerney destroyed Heyer in that game.

by Joey Gibbs (not verified) :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 7:29pm

Good night sweet prince...

by Joey Gibbs (not verified) :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 7:30pm

good nite sweet prince

by andrew :: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 7:48pm

It still kills me when he was drafted, one pick after the vikings, needing a defensive end, decided to pass on him for Dimitrius Underwood.

by Raiderjoe :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:10am

Puma Baylee Futue Cat not goign to be good in 2009. gooc chance Timberland Eomens Boots wins Shoe Footaball confernce West title in 20109. So what loking at there is a bad preicitio on part of Tinberland shoes (not verified). In SFC Eatsern division good chance Timberland Chukka Boots goign to win diviison. Very good shoehorns, laces corpses great (one of best in elague), sole strong, and shoes chuka boots make nice fancy desing in sand when step in sand. so Timberland Chukka Bots nice package,.

by Bobman :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:28am

Raiderjoe, you just about killed me with that one.

Oh, and no freakin' way will Timberland Chukka Boots win their division. Yes, it's weak and their sole is strong, but they're not waterproof while plenty of the competition has Gore-tex linings, and that will hurt them in the bad weather of the playoffs. Unless they compete in domes. Not sure where the hell shoes battle....

by 2468ben :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:29am

When FO gives you lemons, analyze the lemons.

by Bobman :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:30am

Oh, and now I am torn between wanting that screen-eating abomination at #9 deleted, and wanting it to remain so RJ's genius can shine through.

by Jerry :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 1:28am

Sadly, we've seen enough of them (and it's not FO's fault) that we can appreciate RJ's post without the spam having to remain.

by Kibbles :: Wed, 04/14/2010 - 2:56am

Speak for yourselves. This is one of the few times when Adblock Pro has left me at a disadvantage.

by Jerry :: Thu, 04/15/2010 - 2:10am

If you get to the Kolbheads thread quickly enough, you'll see an example.