UPDATE

Willis says he's not returning next season:


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It’s not the same team he walked away from, but former star middle linebacker Patrick Willis is reportedly contemplating a comeback in 2016.

Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole reported Willis hasn’t ruled out returning to the middle of the 49ers defense once again next season.

He noted, however, the decision to come out of retirement would only happen if he feels confident his foot injuries are no longer an issue.

The 30-year-old linebacker talked about his lingering foot problems during his final press conference back in March.

“You’ve seen me break my hand on Sunday, have surgery on Monday and play on Thursday with a cast on,” Willis said. “But there’s something about these feet. And those are what made me who I am. They had you all saying, ‘Wow, where’d he come from?’ I know I no longer have it in these feet to go out there and give you guys that kind of ‘Wow.'”

The question now centers around Willis being healthy enough to return, and is it even worth it?


By Glenn Erby

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