There has been a crazy amount of NFL news to start off this week, which includes the start of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Amidst all of the cuts, restructures, and combine coverage, a surprising retirement could fall through the cracks.

Iowa Hawkeye alum and seven-year NFL veteran Center Austin Blythe announced Tuesday that he will retire from the league.

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Although he was a 7th round pick of the Colts in 2016, Blythe had a very successful career.

He played for Indianapolis, the LA Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and most recently the Seattle Seahawks. Over the course of his NFL career, he started 49 games and played in a total of 75 over seven seasons.

During his time at Iowa, Blythe was a four-year starter for Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, and was named a finalist for the Rimington Award as a Senior.

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The Williamsburg, Iowa native will now call it a career after proving doubters wrong over the course of seven seasons with four different NFL franchises.

Sources: and Austin Blythe Wikipedia

Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.




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