Blood clots could force Pinkston to retire

Blood clots had Cleveland Browns guard Jason Pinkston in the Cleveland Clinic for 11 days, and he and the team have reached a settlement.

Pinkston's season is over and his career might be as well. That word came from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported the Browns will release Pinkston after agreeing to the settlement.

Pinkston had blood clots once before in 2012, but made a seemingly miraculous recovery to play last season.

"More than likely I'll have to retire," Pinkston texted Schefter Monday afternoon. "The Browns were great working with me and I would love to thank GM Ray Farmer and owner Jimmy Haslam for my opportunity here in Cleveland.

"It's been an honor to be a part of the organization and city."