Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has decided to retire from the NFL in order to focus on getting his life in order. Brent has watched his NFL career and livelihood spiral out of control over the past 8 months, and it all began with the fatal car crash that killed fellow teammate Jerry Brown, a practice squad linebacker who was riding with Brent while both men were intoxicated, and Brent lost control of his car and crashed, killing Brown.
Brent is now facing manslaughter charges, and has also failed two drug tests when marijuana was found present in his system. The second failed test landed Brent back in jail on June 27. Brent was released Sunday under a court order and he was given new conditions, which includes wearing a drug-detection patch and a ban on driving.
Brent recorded 44 tackles and 1.5 sacks after being a seventh-round pick in the 2010 Supplemental Draft out of Illinois.
NFL training camps are opening over the week, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano is confident that newly acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis will be on the field when training camp opens next Thursday. The NFL All-Pro is still rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered last season, and will likely be limited for the early parts of training camp, but is expected to be 100% when the Bucs open the 2013 NFL season against none other than the New York Jets.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has received full medical clearance to practice when training camp opens next week. Garcon had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder shortly after the Redskins season ended.