Former Miami Dolphins and New York Giants wide receiver Derek Hagan is heading into the eighth season of his career and ninth year overall, as he didn’t appear in a single game last season after being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of training camp. He wasn’t expected to make the roster, but it was surprising to see that nobody brought him on as an injury replacement to provide veteran depth.
FOX Sports’s Alex Marvez tweeted today that Hagan told Jeff Darlington and him that he will try to play one more year in the league and retire after the 2014 season.
Hopefully Hagan can latch on as a WR5 somewhere and make it through training camp, since it would be nice to see him end his career on a high note. He caught just 20 passes for 259 yards in 2012 while with the Oakland Raiders and never lasted more than a season with either the Buffalo Bills or Raiders, so a “high note” for him will be sticking on a roster for a full season and finding a way to contribute.
Hagan set his career highs back in 2007 with 29 receptions for 373 and two touchdowns, and it was the only season in which he had multiple touchdown catches.
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