Veteran receiver James Thrash is currently considering retirement after being released by the Washington Redskins on Friday. He failed a physical before the release.
James has a neck injury and has been unable to practice during the offseason. He said recently that he may decide to retire if surgery can not enable him to play.
Redskins coach Jim Zorn thought that the release was good for both.
"I talked with James and we agreed that this was the best way to proceed,", Zorn said in a statement. "James can focus on getting healthy and we can move forward. ... Though we had to make this decision, we are confident that James will be involved in some capacity within the Redskins organization."
James was a standout special teams player known for his work ethic. In his best year of 2001, he had 63 receptions for 833 yards and eight touchdowns for the Eagles team.