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Former Titans DT Jurrell Casey retires from NFL after 10 seasons

Former Titans DT Jurrell Casey retires from NFL after 10 seasons

  • Titans
Sep 03
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Afteer 10 seasons, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey announced his retirement on Thursday.

The 31-year-old was selected by the Titans in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Prior to the NFL, Casey played for the University of South Carolina for two years.

“I made the decision on my own,” Casey said. “That was the blessing of it all. I could have been hurt with no team wanting me. To be able to make that decision on my own is a blessing and a feeling that I always wanted to have, to be able to walk away from the game on my own accord.”

Titans co-chairman Amy Adams Strunk released a statement addressing Casey’s retirement.

“This is a proud day for Jurrell, his family, and the Titans family,” said Adams Strunk. “There is no greater model for what a player can achieve both on the field and in the community than Jurrell. His five Pro Bowls and two Community Man of the Year awards are part of a tremendous legacy for others to follow.”

Casey made his professional debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars with four combined tackles. He proved his worth by being selected five years in a row for the NFL Pro Bowl from 2015-2019.

In March 2020, Casey was traded to the Denver Broncos, where he only played three games last year before sustaining a season-ending biceps injury. He was released by the Broncos this February.

  • Jurrell Casey

    Jurrell Juel Casey is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football at USC, and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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  • Tennessee Titans

    The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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