OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: The Oakland Raiders line up to defend against center Casey Wiegmann #62 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter on October 23, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs finished the 2011 season by beating the Denver Broncos on Sunday and it could have been the final game for a couple of veterans. Casey Wiegmann and Kelly Gregg are both expected to consider retirement.
Wiegmann is 38 years old and almost retired last offseason. It's been assumed that this is his final game. He's previously said he doesn't want to make a big deal out of his retirement so we may see a simple statement announcing his retirement, if that's what he chooses to do. Kent Babb of the KC Star reported after the game that Wiegmann didn't say one way or the other what he would do but that retirement clearly seems like the route he'll take.
Gregg, 35, is also a retirement possibility. He signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs this season and Babb reportedthat he said after the game that he plans to talk over his future with his wife.
So we may have seen the end of two great careers. Wiegmann of course has over 11,000 consecutive snaps which is such a ridiculous stat. Gregg's age and his size will make it difficult for him to continue.