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Manning, Lynch, Megatron retirement effects

Thomas Rawls rushed for 830 yards in 13 games last season, including a 209-yard effort vs. the 49ers. Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports

Stepping aside from the great game of professional football on one’s own terms is rare, especially for Hall of Fame players who appear to have something left in the proverbial tank. With Super Bowl 50 in the rearview mirror, it’s worth noting that three former first-round selections in both real life and the fantasy world appear to be retiring, and yes, there are ramifications in our game, too. There always are!