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Tuesday’s Mashup: Jessie James Decker reacts to Eric Decker’s retirement with emotional message

Lucy Burdge
August 28, 2018 - 7:28 am

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-- Eric Decker’s wife, Jessie James Decker, reacted to her husband’s retirement announcement on Tuesday with a tweet calling the day he decided to end his NFL career “emotional.”

“I cried, smiled and ultimately respected his choice to finish this chapter to start another,” she wrote. “I loved every minute cheering him on in the stands, meeting amazing friends along the way, bringing our new babies and toddlers to the games as they chanted ‘daddy football daddy football’ in the car on the way to the stadium each Sunday.”

She also posted a picture with her message “from the first football season I ever shared with him, his second year for the Broncos.”

Decker announced his retirement in an Instagram post on Sunday after a short stint with the Patriots.

-- Colin Kaepernick is looking to trademark his "I'm With Kap" slogan for a clothing line.

The former NFL quarterback has been using this slogan since his relationship with the league fractured amid controversy surrounding his protests during the pregame national anthem.

Kaepernick has filed paperwork in California to own the slogan to use on shirts, hats, sweatshirts and other apparel.

“I’m with Kap” apparel is already for sale online and Kaepernick could make some cash off of the slogan if he gets the trademark.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “He’s not a member of the organization. He works at TB12. I think we’re all aware of that. We have people in our traveling party, some are in the organization, most are, and some aren’t. We have people in various capacities that work with us on gameday, and again, every team has that. We have that too.” -- Bill Belichick, on Alex Guerrero