Coles tells friend he’s likely done

The Jets released WR Laveranues Coles on Sunday, and he’s thinking of hanging up the cleats.
`I think I’m done,” said Coles told his friend Dave Hutchinson of the Star-Ledger. “I don’t want to become one of those journeyman football players. I don’t need the money. Coach (Rex Ryan) said I was doing well and they want to bring me back after the first game but I don’t know. I don’t think that’s something I want to do.
“But I feel good. I can still run. I can still play. I feel good about myself and that’s a good thing. It’s just part of the business. The guys told me I still got it. It was tough not getting a lot of reps, but I understood they had to get the first-team guys ready.
“I had fun, though. I got a chance to see the guys and go through training camp. I was able to finish my career as a Jet. That was the main thing. I thanked coach and (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum for that opportunity. That mean a lot to me.
“My spirits aren’t down. I get to start thinking about life after football. I’m excited about the future. A lot of people think athletes are depressed when it comes to the end but that’s not the case with me.
“Unless someone gives me an offer I can’t refuse, I think I’m done,” said Coles. “I have my health and I’m thankful for that. I’ll talk to the Jets if they call but right now I think I’m done.”

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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