Willie McGinest To Retire As A Patriot?

Willie McGinest, who played with the New England Patriots from 1994 through 2005, hinted that he would like to sign a one-day contract with the team in order to retire as a member of the Patriots.

"Even though I looked as good as I did, this number 55 has been retired for three years and plans to stay retired. The only thing that will bring me back is a one day contract with New England to retire as a Patriot." (via WEEI)

In 15 NFL seasons, McGinest totaled 582 tackles (218 assisted) five interceptions and 16 forced fumbles in 212 games. In his 12 seasons in New England, McGinest had 483 tackles in 171 games.

McGinest won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, but left New England to join the Cleveland Browns in 2006. McGinest would play three total season with the Browns and has not played since 2008, but recently worked out with the Detroit Lions.

For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and team blog, Pats Pulpit.

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