Ex-Steeler Buckner Retiring?
ESPN Insider reporting Buckner may retire following season
For the second year in the row, Panthers DT Brentson Buckner is pondering retirement, according to the Charlotte Observer. Following the regular-season finale in 2004, Buckner was leaning toward ending his playing career but changed his mind a month later.
Buckner will take his time to make a decision following this season. One of his goals is to play 15 years, but the 12-year veteran knows his body might have other plans.
"Whenever this season ends, hopefully it won't end until February, I won't do anything until March," Buckner said. "Hopefully, when March comes around, I start back working out and start feeling that fire again and we go from there."