We have our first official surprise of the New York Giants 2017 training camp.
Undrafted free agent rookie safety Jadar Johnson has apparently left camp and retired from football.
Giants safety jadar johnson has retired. More on this coming soon. #nyg— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) July 30, 2017
Statement from Jadar Johnson's agent Trey Robinson following his client's retirement. pic.twitter.com/3FKDYc8osY— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 30, 2017
Johnson did not take the field with the team on Saturday, and was reported as “ill” by head coach Ben McAdoo.
A one-year starter at free safety for the National Champion Clemson Tigers, Johnson was considered a likely practice squad candidate and the play-making ability he showed in his final year of college suggested he might have had an outside chance to make a push for the final roster.
It’s good that has made the decision that the NFL isn’t for him and his football career ended on his own terms and not by injury or a serious illness.
Giants camp rolls on and the team now have an open roster spot to fill.
Stay tuned to Big Blue View for details as we get them.