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Two-time Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward, who won Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Denver Broncos, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
Ward, who also played for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers across eight seasons, posted a statement on Instagram:
“Curtains! For everything this game brought me I am forever grateful, to the fans I gave my all too, to the teams I gave my all too. To my family who gave there all to me through all the ups and downs, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am blessed to have played 8 amazing years in this league and to have left the game in a better place then where I found it. With that being said I am announcing my official retirement from the National Football League. I look forward to continuing to become the best father and person that I can be, to continue to create impact in my communities through my foundation. I salute to the ending of a chapter, but I am excited for all that we will achieve ahead! Blessed Morning!”
The 34-year-old California native spent part of the 2020 season on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad but hadn’t appeared in a regular-season game since 2017 with the Bucs.
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