Report: Vikings OT Phil Loadholt expected to retire

Monday July 25th, 2016

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Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt is planning to retire due to a number of aches and pains, including to his surgically repaired Achilles tendon, according to ESPN. 

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune confirmed that he will likely decide to step away from the game after meeting with team officials Monday.  

Loadholt, 30, has started 89 games for the Vikings since being drafted by the team in the second round of the 2009 draft.

He last played for the Vikings in 2014, starting 11 games. He missed the entire 2015 season after suffering a torn Achilles in the second preseason game.

Loadholt signed a one-year, $4 million contract with Minnesota this off–season. 

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