NFL Rumors: Chris Chambers Eying Return to the NFL?

By Jeff Shull

Former wide receiver Chris Chambers has not played in the NFL since 2010, but tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he is eying a return to the league. Chambers played 10 seasons in the NFL from 2001-2010 with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He was a solid receiver but only broke the 1,000 yard barrier once, and that was way back in 2005. It is unclear if any team would want the 33 year old wide receiver at this point in his life, but he is opening up a training facility in Florida called “The Chamber” and will be at least attempting a comeback for one year.

“If it gets to the point where I’m feeling really good with our medical crew that’s going to be in here and some of our trainers, and the nutrition I’ll be on, maybe I’ll get a stab at [a return],” Chambers said. “It would be great to play as a Miami Dolphin because it’s right around the corner. If they need some help at receiver, just a leader in the locker room to come out there and make some plays I’d be open to doing that. That’s kind of down the road right now, but that’s what I’m thinking. Then if nothing happens throughout that year I’ll officially retire in 2013.”

Injuries have kept Chambers out of football since 2010. He had an arthritic hip that wouldn’t heal and the Chiefs released him prior to the 2011 season. When no one would sign him, Chambers was resigned to the fact that his career was over.

He may still be able to contribute to a team, but they would be taking a chance on him.


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