Ravens LT Ogden stops short of retirement, though it rings true
After the victory over Pittsburgh, the 11-time Pro Bowler brought his family out on the field to share one enduring memory in the event he never suits up again.
"I just made sure that if this was my last game I got a chance to bring my son down on the field, get a picture on the field with him just in case, so he'll have something to remember,'' Ogden said. "I was glad I was able to do that.''
Ogden, 33, was the very first draft pick of the Ravens after they moved from Cleveland before the 1996 season. He became a starter as a rookie and except for injury, has been a fixture at left tackle.
When asked what he was thinking during the game, Ogden replied that he couldn't help but gaze around the stadium during a stoppage in play.
"I was thinking this might be the last time looking around, kind of enjoy it. I might have been smiling a little more than normal on the field,'' he said. "It's been a pleasure playing for this city, this team, these fans. This city and me, we've grown together with this team. So I'm just grateful to have been a part of it.''
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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