OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Jonathan Ogden is expected to bring the
curtain down on an outstanding pro football career tomorrow.
Baltimore's star left tackle will announce he's retiring instead of
suiting up for a 13th NFL campaign. The 6-foot-9, 345-pounder
earned 11 Pro Bowl invitations and a Super Bowl ring along the way.
Ogden, who turns 34 next month, has been bothered by an
hyperextended toe since December of 2006. He played in a career-low
11 games last year and did not participate in the Pro Bowl because
of the bothersome big toe on his left foot.
Ogden was the first player drafted by the Ravens after the team
left Cleveland in 1996 and was named to the Pro Bowl in every
season after his rookie year. He provided protection from the
blindside for a variety of Baltimore quarterbacks, beginning with
Vinny Testaverde (tehs-tuh-VUR'-dee) and including Trent Dilfer,
who helped the Ravens defeat the New York Giants in the 2001 Super