Former Jets OT Damien Woody said Monday that it was either the Jets or nobody, and he has now decided to retire, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported.
The Jets cut Woody in February. He battled knee and Achilles tendon injuries last season, starting a total of 13 games. He started all 16 games in 2008 and 2009.
Woody spent 12 seasons in the NFL, his first five in New England and the next four with the Lions. Woody was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams with the Patriots.
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Just before the news of Woody's retirement, it broke that the Jets had re-signed Wayne Hunter, Woody's replacement. The Jets did reportedly reach out to Woody's agent about bringing him back, but the decision to re-sign Hunter seemed to spell the end of Woody's career.