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Twitter reacts to Joe Staley retiring

The 49ers players showed their gratitude for the living legend

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Saturday was bittersweet for the San Francisco 49ers. The team made several moves this weekend that received excellent reviews from draft experts. There were hints about Joe Staley retiring, but Saturday, the legendary left tackle made it official. That led to everyone, yes, everyone, sharing what Staley meant to them personally. Here are some of the 49ers players and others associated with Staley said about him:

By now, your eyes are watering, and that’s okay. Staley had an impact on everyone he came across. Not many people in this world can say that.

Let’s use this thread to share your favorite memory of Staley. Was it the bloody nose? The block that paved the way for Alex Smith? Staley dancing in a commercial? It doesn’t have to be a popular answer, either. It could be a time where Joe took a moment to sign an autograph for you. Share your experiences with the rest of us.