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Falcons G Chris Chester Retiring From NFL


Veteran G Chris Chester tells Vaughn McClure that he is, in fact, retiring from the NFL.

Atlanta will likely place him on the reserve/retired list in the coming days.


Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio that they are expecting veteran G Chris Chester to announce his retirement at some point.

If I were betting on it, I’d say it’s time for him to make his move to the next part of his life,” Dimitroff said, via Alex Marvez of Sporting News. “He was a really good asset for us, of course. He helped solidify that (interior line) with (center) Alex Mack and (left guard) Andy Levitre.”

Chester, 34, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2006. He spent five years in Baltimore before signing on with the Redskins during the 2011 offseason.

Chester later caught on with the Falcons towards the end of May of 2015 and finished out a productive year in Atlanta. He just finished a one-year, $2,350,000 contract with the Falcons.

In 2016, Chester appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 56 overall guard out of 72 qualifiers.

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