Sirius NFL Radio Interview: Grant Wistrom

On Saturday, former Seahawks DE Grant Wistrom talked to Howard Balzer and Jim Miller on Sirius NFL Radio about several subjects – his possible impending retirement, his family, and what the future may hold. Thanks to our friends at Sirius, Seahawks.NET is happy to provide the interview audio to all our readers.

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Among the highlights of this 13-minute interview:

-- He’s putting his house in Seattle on the market and moving back to “God’s Country” – Missouri.

-- Hasn’t officially retired yet – he hasn’t sent in the papers - but that seems to be the direction in which he’s headed.

-- Said that he “saw this coming” last season re: his release and what would have been a decreasing role if he had stayed in Seattle. Teams have called, but he isn’t interested right now.

-- His mind is on retiring primarily because he’d rather not sign a minimal contract to be a third defensive end somewhere and risk more impact on his body. Right now, he just doesn’t have the same drive, and he doesn’t want to “cheat the game”.

-- Realizes that it will be hard to step away from the game, especially the relationships with his teammates and the challenge of the game. Perhaps in September, he could receive a call and change his mind about playing.

-- He’ll coach the defensive line at his brother’s Springfield, Missouri high school (his brother is a high school principal).

-- He wants to be near his family in the Midwest, and he knows there are just a few select teams there. Loved his time in Seattle, but it was too far away.

-- Would only want to play for a team that had a real chance of winning.

-- He’s purchased a large plot of land in Missouri for hunting. Working with the government to cultivate a great hunting ground. Looking forward to getting away for a while. Also wants to finish school.

-- Also looking forward to becoming more involved in the Grant Wistrom Foundation.

Thanks to Adam Caplan for making this interview available. For more information about Sirius Radio, click here.

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