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Former Patriots, Rams, Eagles defender Chris Long announces his retirement from the NFL

One of the NFL’s premier defenders of the last decade, and a one-time member of the New England Patriots, announced his retirement today: Chris Long took to social media to break the news of him stepping away from pro football after eleven seasons and two Super Bowl victories.

Cheers. Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up.