Offensive lineman Stephen Schilling stepping away from NFL
Schilling confirmed his decision Thursday, saying it's ''just a personal choice for me at this time in my life.''
Seattle was hopeful of bringing Schilling back for a second season. He started three games and appeared in eight total games this past season for the Seahawks before suffering a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve.
Coach Pete Carroll was hopeful at the owners meetings last week that Schilling would be re-signed, but his tone had changed when asked about the negotiations after Washington's pro day Thursday.
Schilling, 26, played three seasons for San Diego before joining Seattle.
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