Andre Hal Retirement

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  1. TexansFan15

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  2. maverick512000

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    Not all that surprised, even with the cancer in remission I'm sure its hard for him to play to his normal level. Also things like that tend to put into perspective the important things in life.
     
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    Wish him the best, just wish that he would've came to this decision a month ago..
     
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    Good for him, bad for us...timing included.
     
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    Good luck to him.
     
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    same here surprised only because he waited so long but not too detrimental as He would play behind Justin Reid. There are several day two and three corners I like that should be convertible to safety.
     
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    Darnell Savage would fit like a glove in that 3rd safety spot. Added speed to the back end.
     
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    All the best to Hal! I am very surprised by this since he worked so hard to come back and play last season. I hope all is well and he just decided to not play under his own terms.
     
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    At least it was before the draft. BTW, I don’t think this means we would have brought back KJax or HB if announced earlier.
     
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    Wish him the best of health. Very wise decision.
     
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    So that makes Clowney the only player left from that draft.
     
  12. maverick512000

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    Keep in mind just because he didn’t announce it doesn’t mean he didn’t let the Texans know ahead of time. For all we know he could have told them at the end of last season and they asked him to wait so that any F/A they might have gone after didn’t drive the price up thinking they were desperate.
     
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    Man, good luck to him.

    However, so much for safety being a strong position
     
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    From when Hal's remission was announced:


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    I remain skeptical of his statement that his retirement is not based in part due to his health status, especially since he opted out of chemotherapy. In the article, he insists that he is "healthy." Even with recurrence of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (as documented by imaging or other testing), the patient can be entirely asymptomatic and therefore by lay terms "healthy" and apparently physically unaffected........until progression reaches a certain point. I hope this is not the case, but odds are that he has not heard the last of his disease. Prayers for the young man.
     
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    That, my friends, is a real, deal grown ass man. I wish and expect the very best from him.
     
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    Hal will go down as one of my favorite Texans. Always had high hopes for him since his rookie year, I thought he had a lot of potential. He lived up to some of it. I think his peak was that complete ass whoopin we put on the Titans in 2017 his two interceptions set the tone for that game, that's what I'll always remember him most for. I had no idea he lost his father around the time he came back last year, beating cancer and the grief of losing your dad to come back and play as well as he did was just downright inspiring. I'll be missing Andre Hal.
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

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    Replacing Hal may not be all that easy. He has led the Texans in INTs since he joined the team in 2014.
     
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