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Porcher says Smith should have retired

Updated: October 10, 2003, 10:29 AM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit defensive end Robert Porcher thinks Emmitt Smith made a mistake by not retiring after last season.

"I think he's overstayed his welcome," Porcher said. "It doesn't make me feel sad. That's the problem most players have. Most players, especially great players, have a hard time saying 'Goodbye.' Most of us have been doing this since we were little kids."

Smith, the NFL career rushing leader, said earlier Thursday he would be out four to five weeks ...

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