Seahawks coach Jim Mora said Friday the 32-year-old Wahle told him he had "decided to hang it up for the time being" and spend more time with his family.
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Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck called the news "a tough loss." He and Wahle were rookies together in Green Bay in 1998.
The 11-year veteran had surgery in December on the same right shoulder on which he had surgery in 2006. He was signed from Carolina before the 2008 season.
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