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Lions CB Rashean Mathis retires with 1 year left on contract


“It’s been an overwhelming 13 years”, Mathis said, per a Lions’ Twitter account.

Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis has retired.

He was placed on harmed haven on Nov 14, 2015 after pang a concussion in a week 7 diversion opposite a Minnesota Vikings. “And I cruise it’s time for me to hang adult a cleats“.

Mathis pronounced as shortly as a 2015 deteriorate finished that he was meditative about retiring, nonetheless he combined that a usually manager he would even cruise personification for is Jim Caldwell. The duke has sanctified me with a prolonged career…I cruise it’s time.

At a finish of a season, Mathis pronounced a usually dual options for him in 2016 were to play for a Lions or retire. My final 3 years in Detroit have been unimaginable for me.

Mathis was an All-Pro in 2006, when he done a career-high 8 interceptions for Jacksonville.

Selected by a Jaguars in a second turn of a 2003 NFL Draft, Mathis was sensitively one of a league’s improved cornerbacks for a large apportionment of his career.

The 35-year-old cornerback spent a final 3 years with a Lions after personification 10 seasons for his hometown team, a Jacksonville Jaguars.

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