"Iím planning on coming back for the season," Hampton said Wednesday. "Thatís what Iím looking at. Thatís realistic for me. I donít know about anybody else.
When asked about the possibility of being placed on the PUP list: "Nah, I canít see that happening," he said. "I feel like Iím ready to go." - ESPN
@DVEMike: Casey Hampton on departed teammates Farrior, Smith, Hoke: "The difference between me and them, if I ain't here I'm gonna be somewhere else." "I'm not gonna retire. I want to play a few more years. Hopefully it's here but with those young guys coming you never know." "shooting for the beginning of the season" for his return. "I'm never ready to play in July, anyway. I'm always ready in September."
Hampton's deal is up after this year so he'd have to sign a new contract or have the team get him an extension if he wants to stick around.
Lots of things can still happen but for the time being it looks like this will be his last year with the team.