He was facing and 8 game suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse program for the 2nd time. Ferguson claimed it was his blood pressure medication. Yesterday afternoon former 7th round pick Jason Ferguson called it a career.
Ferguson was replaced by Randy Starks who was announced as the starter after the draft’s first day when the team failed to find a 3-4 NT. Ferguson’s will be missed for his leadership in the locker room but he wouldn’t have been available to the team until 8 weeks into the season. For the Dolphins this stings a bit as the Phins would have had the run stuffing big man for the last half of the season and down the playoff stretch.
Ferguson gave no word on why he decided to call it quits but according to a Wednesday “Tweet” he was excited about the season. Then a day later, he was done. Ferguson didn’t say why he suddenly changed his mind and his agent is saying either. He released a statement through the team about how he was blessed to play for 13 years.
His retirement leaves the Dolphins with Paul Soliai and converted DE Randy Starks as the only two NT’s on the roster that are likely to stick…something that Paul Soliai must be relieved about.