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Published: Sunday, Oct. 6 2013 12:11 a.m. MDT

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let's roll
LEHI, UT

Best of luck to AC. Everyone who's ever played the game knows how it gets in your blood and is hard to give up when you know you can still play. I pray he stays healthy.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

I love AC as a football player... One of the best receivers ever to play college ball in Utah...

I've always wanted to have an excuse to root for the Patriots and I guess that I have one now...

After just reading the Jimmy Mac article though I am worried for him... I hope he is not risking future quality of life by trying to squeeze out a couple of more years.

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

One more concussion and Austin is toast. The waiver may be the worst move ever. We all see how the NFL treats its players. Austin could be out of the league with one more hit to the noggin' and the league won't give a second thought about him as they send him home with nothing.
Good Luck AC...you may need it.

DRay
Roy, UT

In football it's not if but when you have injuries...hope AC has backup plan...and as a Patriots fan, hoping he catches a Super Bowl td pass!

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Shame on the Patriots for exploiting a player with known concussion history that can't let go of his football career. He needs to think of his family and the long term.

Guam_Bomb
BARRIGADA, GU

I am scared for this guy. I wish he's just hang it up and start coaching.

EightOhOne
St. George, UT

Irresponsible move by both the patriots and the nfl

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

It's amazing how people are quick to judge the Patriots and Austin and think that they could possibly know what is best for him. There's no question that he has put a great deal of thought and consideration into the possibility of continuing his career and none of us are in any position to judge him for his decision. No one wants to give up something they are very good at and can make a lot of money at so give him a break and hope for his health and success.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

"Mountainman56
Alpine, UT
It's amazing how people are quick to judge the Patriots and Austin"

With his concussion history, you are kidding right? Fine, let the guy become a vegetable and dependent on nurses for his care.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

Here's to hoping that Austin can succeed and stay healthy the rest of his career. I hope that his waiver is only binding for one season. If he survives the season, the Patriots should not enforce any injury waivers.

I also hope Austin has been prudent with his finances. $715k can provide a comfortable life style for at least 4 years, and a couple more if you are willing to budget and live within your means. If he hasn't blown what he earned in his first 2 years, than he could retire after a couple more seasons.

mindgames
Aurora, CO

Hey come on. I've got just one word..."OBAMACARE".

AC doesn't have to worry the president promises everybody will be cared for, AC doesn't need the NFL's healthcare plan.

All KIDDING aside I hope for the best for AC and I was really hoping he might have rejoined Manning in Denver.

Looking forward to a touchdown catch in the AFC Championship game in a New England loss to the Broncos.

Eliot
Genola, UT

Nobody knows what's best for Austin Collie but there's nothing to stop us from having opinions about it. That's why the D News provides this page--so we can all pass judgment on people we read about without it having any effect whatsoever on the person we're judging.

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