http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...almer-still-hasnt-officially-retired/related/ He has not officially retired. If he shows up before the season starts his salary hits their books. Then they have to decide what to do with him. $11.5 million dollars this year. No practice. No preparation. Start him? Make him the most expensive backup in the NFL? Trade him? Waive him? He's going to show up and force their hand. The question is, does Mike Brown order Marvin Lewis to start him and thus undermine his coach and team? I don't put it past him.