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Matt Forte retires after 10 years in the NFL

Veteran running back, Matt Forte, announced his retirement on Wednesday with a lengthy statement posted to social media.


Brittany King


Matt Forte is hanging up his jersey after 10 seasons with the NFL. 

 

"For the past 10 years, Ive been blessed to play professionally a game that Ive loved since I was 6 years old," Forte said in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday. "But, after much prayer and reflection, I've decided to retire from the NFL."

I will cherish the many memories made on the field and the life-long friends Ive made over the years in the locker room.

"Like so many others before me, this game has enhanced my life in numerous ways," the Nw York Jets running back went on to say. "My career in the League has been nothing short of a miracle granted by God and put on display for His glory."

 

Forte summed up his statement with, "I will cherish the many memories made on the field and the life-long friends Ive made over the years in the locker room."

 

Forte spent eight years with the Chicago Bears before joining the New York Jets for the last two. The 32-year-old finished the 2017 season on injured reserve because of knee problems.

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