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Chris Gamble to Retire

Mar 11 2013 10:40 AM Kurb Carolina Panthers

Josina Anderson@JosinaAnderson
Agent Carl Poston just told me that Chris Gamble informed him last night that he wants to retire. His full quote is coming next



Rest well sir!


Full quote

Agent Carl Poston to me on Chris Gamble informing him he wants to retire: “A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble. However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he told me that he’s decided to focus on life after football. Chris has been a class act. I have represented him for nine years, ever since he came out of Ohio State. He’s been an ideal client and he was one of the best corners in game. He’s doing it the right way. He has taken care of his money and his investments to retire successfully, and now I wish him the best in his future endeavors.” —Carl Poston



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Injuries will do that to you.
A couple people have hit on it already. He's 30 years old, coming off injury, and he hasn't blown all the money he made playing. I don't think his head isn't into the game, it sounds like he's mature enough to realize his best days are behind him and it's time for the next challenge.

Not bad for a guy who scored 9 on the Wonderlic... :)
I appreciate all them years of humbly holdin down your half the field Chris, quietly one of the best these past few years... Salute, Chris....

and much thanks for not signin in the fuggin ATL....
He gave us some good years but as a fan I'm not very happy that he chose to retire after he got cut rather than help out the Panthers.

However, I would have done the same thing as him if my head wasn't it and I didn't have the drive to play anymore

For some people it's all about the money and that's perfectly fine if you manage it well.

Good luck Chris!!!
I can't believe there is even a bit of hate on Gamble. The guy has been a class act since he got here...and never a distraction and for the CB position that says a lot.
Good luck in your future endeavors Mr. Gamble.

You know every single one of you would do the same thing he did.
Bad move..players kill for the pension..at least fake it one more season.
No surprise. He's been battling injuries and he's retiring young enough that he probably doesn't have any serious life-altering ones. Seems like a smart guy and the article on PFT says he was wise with his money. After all the cash Hurney gave him he's definitely set for life.

http://profootballta...asons/#comments

Bad move..players kill for the pension..at least fake it one more season.


I think he already qualifies for the pension. I believe you only need 6 accrued seasons to qualify. I'd have to double check though.
He's been battling 89 everyday for a decade. I'd take the money and retire too.
Good luck to him
will he still count next year as a lost free agent when they hand out compensatory picks?
This is pretty much best case scenario in my opinion. I've wanted a gamble jersey for a while. Now I can get one and it'll be good for all time.
Going to miss the guy. He probably thought it was time to hang things up. Maybe he didn't want to uproot and move his whole life. He will be missed. Thanks for for playing for us Chris! Enjoy after football life.
Dang, I was hoping that maybe he'd get a look from San Diego, I thought he could've been a good 2-3 year guy and a new vet CB leader. Looks like Gamble is taking the route of another former Buckeye, Robert Smith.
Gamble has always been a class act. Good luck in retirement.

A lot of hating go on up in here, maybe if Gamble retired before we cut him we could have had the full 11 used towards the cap, but I think that since we cut him, he didnt want to play for anyone else, Panther for Life.......

will he still count next year as a lost free agent when they hand out compensatory picks?


He shouldn't, he wasn't a lost free agent.
Really am surprised by this. i respect his decision tho. Salute one of my favorite players ever, underrated. Didn't wanna see him playing for another team anyway.

Yes we would have saved the entire 11 million cap hit.



I looked this up (talked with others) and this is incorrect.

Dead money would be the same either way.

And you people wanted him back... head aint in it. Good riddance. Thanks for some good years though!


He's been in the NFL 9 years. How long does he exactly have to play before he can retire so people don't make dumb comments like this.

Mike Rucker retired when cut after 10. Mike Minter the same after 11. Is one year the barrier before you can be allowed to retire?

Why do people fabricate such stupid crap
This reminds me:

I have some kind of Curse of the Kurbs Jersey.

Got a Proehl, he retired.
Got a Beason, got busted up.
Got a Gamble, got busted up and retired.


No more jerseys...

This reminds me:

I have some kind of Curse of the Kurbs Jersey.

Got a Proehl, he retired.
Got a Beason, got busted up.
Got a Gamble, got busted up and retired.


No more jerseys...


If you wanted to wear a Matt Ryan, or Drew Brees, you would not lose fan-card (IMHFO)
Wow, this is really surprising...

This reminds me:

I have some kind of Curse of the Kurbs Jersey.

Got a Proehl, he retired.
Got a Beason, got busted up.
Got a Gamble, got busted up and retired.


No more jerseys...



maybe try a Claussen?

I looked this up (talked with others) and this is incorrect.

Dead money would be the same either way.


If that's the case why not re-sign him and let him retire as a Panther?!?!