With the 2017 NFL Draft having ended a few days ago and the flurry of undrafted free agent signings being over, the NFL enters its quiet period of the year until training camps open. That does not mean that the sports world is completely free of NFL news, as Justin Forsett retired, victor cruz is still looking for work and Tony Romo is going to try a different professional sport.

Forsett retires

Running back Justin Forsett announced his retirement yesterday, after playing nine seasons in the NFL. He is only the second running back to retire this off-season, joining Zac Brooks. He was a seventh-round pick out of the University of California by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008.

During his rookie season he was cut by the Seahawks, then signed and waived by the Colts. Seattle picked him back up and he became a return specialist for the rest of the season. He then became the Seahawks primary backup the next two seasons but saw a decline in playing time in 2011 and his contract was not renewed.

The next two years he bounced around with the Texans and Jaguars. He then signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 and was thrust into the starting role after Ray Rice got suspended and Bernard Pierce was injured. That year he made the Pro Bowl with 1,266 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was on pace for another 1,000-yard season in 2015 but broke his right arm in week 11. He played poorly last season, spending time on the Ravens, Lions, and Broncos.

Cruz is getting 'anxious'

Free-agent wide receiver Victor Cruz said that "I just want to play" and that "I'm getting anxious to get on a team" in an interview with the 'New York Post.' Cruz, who spent the last seven seasons with the New York Giants, burst onto the NFL scene in 2011 with 1,536 yards and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI.

He followed that up with another 1,000-yard season and his first Pro Bowl. In 2013 he had 998 yards in 14 games. In week 6 of the 2014 season, Cruz tore his patellar tendon, missing the rest of the year and all of 2015. Cruz was solid in 2016 but the Giants let him go since it saved them almost $10 million against the salary cap.

Romo wants to play in the U.S. Open

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is known to be an avid and skilled golfer. For three consecutive years, from 2010-12, he tried to qualify for the U.S. Open. In 2010 he got to the sectional qualifying round but had to withdraw due to conflicts with Cowboys practices. Following his back surgery in 2013, he had stepped back from competitive golf. Now, Romo is entering as a local qualifier in Aledo, Texas for the 2017 U.S. Open.

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