Sunday, December 30, 2007
Ravens LT Ogden stops short of retirement, though it rings true
BALTIMORE -- Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden didn't say Sunday's game against
the Pittsburgh Steelers was the final one of his career. He merely
acted that way.
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
When asked what he was thinking during the game, Ogden replied
that he couldn't help but gaze around the stadium during a stoppage
"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