The greatest receiver in NFL history had a few decent years with the Raiders after he left the 49ers, but he ended up with the Seahawks in '04, catching 25 balls in 13 games. He had a brief preseason stint with the Broncos in '05 before retiring.
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Emmitt Smith, RB
A career 4.2-yard-per-carry rusher, the all-time NFL rushing king averaged 3.3 yards in 25 games with the Cards in two long losing seasons.
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Bruce Smith, DE
Smith was OK with the Skins, but the future Hall of Famer may have hung on too long to get the all-time sack record. He rightfully should have ended his career with Buffalo.
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Joe Montana, QB
Montana had some success in Kansas City, but let's face it, Joe Cool should have retired in a 49ers uniform.
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Ronnie Lott, S
Lott (far right) also did a brief tour with the Raiders before landing with the Jets, where his lack of speed limited his productivity.
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Mike Webster, C
Except for Franco Harris, most of the great Steelers retired in gold and black. Webster was the ultimate symbol for that team, a blue-collar dynasty built on guts as much as talent. His late career and retirement years became a tragic story. It's sad he didn't retire with Pittsburgh.
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Franco Harris, RB
The Steelers released Harris after a contract holdout and he landed in Seattle. The Hall of Fame running back played just eight games with the Seahawks.
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O.J. Simpson, RB
Simpson's career in Buffalo was winding down because of injuries, and he ended his career with two disappointing seasons in San Francisco.
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Jackie Smith, TE
After 14 stellar seasons with the Cardinals, he joined the Cowboys for one last hurrah. Now all anyone remembers about Smith is the touchdown pass he dropped when he was with Dallas in Super Bowl XIII.
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Joe Namath, QB
Broadway Joe tried to revive his career in LA, but his knees were shot and the former Jets great played only four games.
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Johnny Unitas, QB
Unitas was dealt from Baltimore to San Diego in '73. The image of Johnny U in any uniform other than the Colts' classic blue ones just doesn't work.
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Jim Taylor, RB
Following the '66 season he left the Packers over a contract dispute, spent one season with the Saints (130 carries for 390 yards) and then retired.
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