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Moore's agent denies retirement report
**Updated @ 12:10p**
Deryk Gilmore, the agent of former Jets right guard Brandon Moore, denied in an email to Newsday that his client plans on retiring.
NFL writer Adam Caplan tweeted Thursday morning that Moore, 33, is expected to call it quits soon -- but Gilmore made it clear that wasn't the case.
Moore started 142 games over his 10-year career (including 137 straight games) and also made the Pro Bowl in 2011. Despite being a solid lineman for the Jets, it became increasingly clear that he would not be returning to Florham Park in 2013.
The free agent met with the division-rival Dolphins in March and also drew interest from the Chicago Bears. But, surprisingly, Moore has yet to sign on with another NFL team.
To shore up the offensive line following the expected departures of both Moore and left guard Matt Slauson, the Jets signed Willie Colon and Stephen Peterman, and drafted rookies Brian Winters, Will Campbell and Oday Aboushi.