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Arizona Cardinals' Rodney Hudson on near retirement: 'It's already behind me'

Cardinals center Rodney Hudson spent the offseason with his growing family, recovering from a season spent on injury lists (ribs) and COVID-19 lists.

With his wife having a second child, the 33-year-old pondered how much time he would spend away from his family as training camp and the season began.

Hudson missed mandatory minicamps this summer as he contemplated retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL, but ultimately decided to return to Arizona.

“In this sport, they say, ‘Family comes before football,’ and that’s a little bit untrue,” Hudson said. The kids go to bed in two hours. I went home, spent time with my family and tried to recover.From there.”