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Agent: Chiefs LB Zach Thomas Not Retiring

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Zach Thomas (right) and agent Drew Rosenhaus together (via Wikipedia)

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported within the last hour that Kansas City Chiefs LB Zach Thomas will retire "barring the unforeseen".  Well, that unforeseen appears to be rearing it's head.  Thomas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says his client is not calling it quits.

Zach Thomas is not retiring. He is progressing from his injury & he fully expects to have a great season with the Chiefs in 09.

Um...?  Adam Schefter, as we said earlier today, is one of the most trusted voices in the business so I'm not quite sure what to make of this report.

As Josh Looney pointed out just a little bit ago, Zach Thomas hadn't been seen on the practice field for about a week.  Today, however, he was out in 'No Man's Land' conditioning.

Rosenhaus may be pulling for an injury settlement for the Chiefs since Thomas is believed to be injured.  Thomas' contract won't be guaranteed until day one of the regular season, which means Rosenhaus doesn't get paid until then.

Stay tuned.