San Diego Chargers left guard Kris Dielman is leaning towards retirement, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Neither the team nor Dielman has confirmed the four-time Pro Bowlers intentions.
Undrafted out of Indiana in 2003, Dielman became a full-time starter in 2005 and started 97 of 99 games over the last seven seasons. Dielman sustained a concussion during an October loss to the New York Jets and reportedly suffered a seizure on the return flight to San Diego. The Chargers placed Dielman on injured reserve a few weeks later.
Dielman turned down an opportunity to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, signing a six-year, $39 million extension to remain with the Chargers. That contract is scheduled to pay Dielman $4.5 million in base salary with a $1 million roster bonus. If Dielman does retire, the Chargers would save $5.5 million in cap space.