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Omo says goodbye

It was lost a bit in the whirlwind of minicamp weekend so I am a bit tardy with this, but this deserves mention: John Omohundro, who served as a Cardinals' athletic trainer for 42 seasons, has officially retired. It's not a surprise; Omo took a step back before last season from head athletic trainer to senior advisor to sports medicine. He wanted to spend more time with his wife Martha and now he can do that full-time. He touched a lot of lives. Ron Wolfley gave a great and emotional speech (as Wolf tends to do) about Omo during Omo's farewell lunch, and Anthony Edwards, another former player turned employee, did the same. The Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, who struck up a friendship with Omo in the week the Chargers spent in Arizona practicing in 2007 because of the California wildfires, sent Omo an autographed helmet as a retirement gift.

There was no better way to leave after all those seasons with the franchise -- 36 as the head athletic trainer -- given the Cardinals Super Bowl run (and there is Omo below, pre-game on Super Sunday). He'll have an NFC Championship ring as the exclamation point to an outstanding career.

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