Watch: LeGarrette Blount officially announces retirement with classy exit

Barry Werner
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Running back LeGarrette Blount took to Instagram on Saturday to make his retirement official.

“I just want to inform y’all that I’m officially retiring,” Blount wrote on his 34th birthday. “I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I’ve talked to my closest family members and friends about this. We collectively agreed on this decision. It is in the best interest of me and my family.”

Blount made the announcement on his 34th birthday.

Blount, who last saw NFL action in 2018, played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New England Patriots during his career.

Blount ends his career with 6,306 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns. He added 600 rushing yards in the postseason with 11 TDS, tied for sixth-most in NFL history.

With the Patriots, Blount won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons. The following season he won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles, defeating his former team the Patriots.

 

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