It's a stunner in San Francisco. The 49ers are bracing for the retirement of linebacker Patrick Willis, according to a report from Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
Source: the #49ers are bracing themselves for the loss of LB Patrick Willis. Expecting him to retire.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 9, 2015
#49ers LB Patrick Willis is planning to retire tomorrow, sources confirm (as @ProFootbaIITaIk & @Rand_Getlin said). Huge leadership loss— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015
Matt Maiocco reports Willis is "strongly considering retirement".
In addition to that, Justin Smith is expected to retire as well. This according to Pro Football Talk.
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