Linebacker Derrick Morgan announced his retirement Monday after nine seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
"My purpose in life is bigger than the game," Morgan told ESPN's Turron Davenport. "What football taught me was the power of influence. My goal is to create better and more meaningful opportunities for marginalized communities to break the cycles of generational poverty and build greater wealth and economic mobility. I feel a deep responsibility to leverage my platform for this."
Morgan, 30, has gone unsigned after hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason. He spent all nine of his seasons in Tennessee after being a first-round pick in 2010, recording 305 tackles and 44.