CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Matt Sheridan announced his retirement from football Monday, but kept the door open for a possible return to the game.
“Matt has decided to retire, return to his home in Winnipeg and work diligently towards the goal of getting in better condition which would allow him to return to the game sometime in the future,” Stampeders head coach and GM John Hufnagel said in a release.
Sheridan signed with Calgary on Apr. 29, 2010. He was originally drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round — 40th overall — of the 2000 CFL Draft. He spent eight seasons with the Blue Bombers and was twice named Winnipeg’s most outstanding offensive lineman. He didn’t play football in 2009.