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    • Retiring players can be placed on a team's reserve/retired list. This is done by some franchises to ensure that the rights of the retiring player still belong to the team should he ever file for reinstatement and return to the game. Although one of the more unfamiliar NFL reserve lists, the reserve/retired list was much discussed in 2008, after Brett Favre's first retirement. The Green Bay Packers placed him on their reserve/retired list, giving them the rights to him when his petition for reinstatement was granted on August 4, 2008.

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he was prolly getting pizzed b/c he wasn't making the active roster...

You are correct.

From Rotoworld.com:

Falcons TE Ryan Winterswyk announced his NFL retirement Monday.
Winterswyk is only 25 years old, but has decided to move on after failing to crack the Falcons' 53-man roster a season ago. A converted defensive end out of Boise State, Winterswyk was signed to a reserve/futures contract in January.
Apr 30 - 8:24 PM
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You are correct.

From Rotoworld.com:

Falcons TE Ryan Winterswyk announced his NFL retirement Monday.
Winterswyk is only 25 years old, but has decided to move on after failing to crack the Falcons' 53-man roster a season ago. A converted defensive end out of Boise State, Winterswyk was signed to a reserve/futures contract in January.
Apr 30 - 8:24 PM

That's just their speculation. We will proabably never know why he retired. It could very well be a personal matter.

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That's just their speculation. We will proabably never know why he retired. It could very well be a personal matter.

I know that it is just their speculation but it is not uncommon that a player stops playing/retire due to the frustration of not making a 53 man roster on a team and they just want to move on with their life.

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surely it is personal, who would give up that kinda cash just to practice

He knows by now whether he can cut it. Not knowing what his major was or what his life plans are, it may be that he wants to start working in his chosen career after football or go back to school to complete a degree. Lots of reasons are out there to give up on one dream, especially when it's not your only dream.

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Winterswyk was sign in July 2011 --had an IR settlement in early Sep then re-signed to the PS in Nov.

Then was signed again in Jan 2012 for this season

He was a DE in college -- that did play TE on the goal line.. ATL was trying to develop him as a blocking TE (I guess to take Kelly spot)

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