This is routinely done to ensure that if a retired player decides to return to football the team will retain control over them through the end of their contract. For now, it seems as if Marshawn Lynch is content retiring from football.
Slauson was a key contributor along the Bears offensive line in the past few seasons and his release drew the ire of many Bears fans. He has started all 16 games for five of the past six seasons.
This is the latest news in the sad saga of Johnny Manziel.
Richards was removed early from his last start due to cramping and dehydration. His next scheduled start is Friday and it remains unclear if he will be able to make the start. We should get clarity from this visit with a doctor.
Arruebarrena was suspended for failure to comply with his contract terms, though things remain vague beyond that. He was also suspended last season for 30 games for the same reason. He was playing at AA Tulsa at the time of his suspension.
Van Slyke hasn't played since April 9 and it was announced that he will not return until early June at the earliest. Even upon his return, it is unclear how much playing time he will receive due to the numerous options the Dodgers have at left field.