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Linebacker Connor Barwin announces NFL retirement

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Former Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants outside linebacker Connor Barwin has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 successful seasons in the league.

He did so via his personal Instagram.

Barwin’s caption read:

Tomorrow I turn 33 and after a decade of playing the greatest sport there is, I’m excited to say I’m moving on to the next chapter of my life. To my coaches, teammates, fans, and family – thank you all! It was a honor to compete on Sundays for the last ten years. Houston, Philadelphia, LA, and New York – couldn’t have dreamed of a better journey. Thank you for the good times and all the support!

Barwin, 33, was a second-round draft pick by the Texans in the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Cincinnati. In four seasons in Houston, the now-retired pass-rusher tallied 108 combined tackles, 19 sacks, 29 tackles for loss and 52 quarterback hits.

After his stint in Houston, Barwin signed a six-year, $36 million deal with the Eagles. He started all 64 of his games during his four seasons in Philadelphia, compiling 214 combined tackles, 31.5 sacks, 40 tackles for loss and 56 quarterback hits in the process.

In 2017, Philadelphia released Barwin. Shortly after, he signed a one-year deal with the Rams. He tallied five sacks in his lone year in Los Angeles. He finished his career in New York, amassing a sack while starting three games for the G-Men. He was released in the offseason, had hopes of playing again, but couldn’t find a team.

Barwin finished his career with 56.5 sacks in 10 successful seasons.