Although many suspected it, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif never mentioned the word retirement when he announced his intention to prioritize medicine last June. You’ll have to take him at his word because he’s about to make his comeback in the NFL with the New York Jets.
DuVernay-Tardif left Montreal on Tuesday and traveled to Jets headquarters in New Jersey, where he is completing a physical. If all goes as planned, his appointment will be formalized soon.
He will first join the Jets reserve team. Depending on his progress, he may be added to the regular roster. In all likelihood, we shouldn’t expect to see him in uniform for Sunday’s game against the Patriots in Foxborough.
The Duvernay-Tardif clan doesn’t plan to comment on the whole matter until the news is official.
Always in the plans
In the spring, the veteran, who played seven seasons in the NFL, made it clear that he was not ending his career, but that he had to prioritize his medical career for a while.
In a Montreal hospital, he completed a phase of his residency over the summer and since the start of the season, he has been ready to return to play if his services are needed.
“I’m continuing to train and I’ll see how I feel in September, but the teams that approached me are comfortable with the situation. I can’t be more transparent about that. I’ll prioritize medical while leaving the door open for me,” he said. LogOn June 8.
Since then some teams…