Why haven't the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed free agent S Husain Abdullah?
Because he's retiring.
Abullah broke the news on his Instagram page on Monday morning, citing his concussion last year which was the fifth of his career. We're starting to see more and more players consider their health in decisions like this. That's a step in the right direction.
This means that the Chiefs need another safety. Actually, they need two because Tyvon Branch already left for the Cardinals in free agency. Abdullah was a great Chief. For the sake of the Chiefs defense, I wish he wasn't retiring but the best of luck to him.
"After 7 years in the NFL, I am retiring. I would like to thank the Minnesota Vikings for giving me an opportunity to make the team after going undrafted in 2008. I experienced a great deal of growth both as a football player and as a person during my 4 years in Minnesota. Thank you.
"The Kansas City Chiefs will forever have a special place in my heart. After sitting out of football to fulfill my Hajj Pilgrimage in 2012, the Chiefs were the first to call. The three years I spent playing for KC may have been the most enjoyable football experience in my entire life. Thank you.
"There are numerous deciding factors in my decision, with personal health being foremost. Sitting for five weeks last year after suffering the fifth concussion of my career, I had a lot to contemplate. My goals moving forward are to be of benefit to my family, my community, my country and hopefully the world. Having a sound mind will be vital in accomplishing these goals.
"Thank you to everyone I've crossed paths with during my time as a player. You've had an impact on my life for the better. Thanks for the love and support. It's greatly appreciated."