SUMMARY: On Wednesday, T Brad Hopkins announced his retirement. Hopkins' 13-year career saw him have 188 starts at left tackle and two Pro Bowls. "These guys I played with and the guys that coached me, that’s what it’s all about," Hopkins said in his press conference yesterday. "Getting up and going to work wasn’t hard because I was surrounded by guys that wanted to hold it together. The fight is hard. The competition is hard. But when you know that the guys surrounding you, you just have an innate love for each other, it makes it easy, and that’s why we play this game. Ultimately, winning is the most important thing, but those relationships that you make and the camaraderie and the brotherhood, those are the things that are going to be most missed. I love all you guys, and I hate the fact that I’m standing up here telling you that I’m going to miss you because I’m going to. But I’ll be around. Good luck." What do you think about this article? Post your comments below.