Joe Looney shockingly retires from Giants shortly after signing
Stunning news has arrived for the New York Giants, as veteran offensive lineman Joe Looney has retired just days after signing with the team.
The playing days of Joe Looney with the New York Giants are over before they even started. Signing with the Giants on Saturday, Looney arrived to training camp and wasted no time turning heads.
The former Cowboy saw work with the second-team offensive line and looked like a natural fit. However, Giants insider Jordan Raanan is reporting that Looney has decided to leave the team and hang up his cleats instead of playing this season.
Joe Looney signed with the Giants on Saturday but has decided to retire instead of playing in 2021
Again, this is some pretty surprising news, especially since Looney had looked pretty darn sharp early on with New York. After five years with the Cowboys, Looney was reunited with Jason Garrett in East Rutherford.
Last season for the Cowboys, Looney, who also suited up for the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans, appeared in 13 games and started 12 of them. In his nine-year career, the 6-foot-3, 315-pounder played in 104 contests.
Interestingly enough, Looney is the second player who signed with New York last Saturday and then decided to retire this week. On Tuesday, linebacker Todd Davis also pulled off the same move. This also comes a day after a massive brawl broke out at practice. For head coach Joe Judge, this has surely got to be quite the concern. Things need to change and fast.