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Falcons G Hugh Thornton Retires From NFL

On Tuesday, former Colts and Falcons G Hugh Thornton announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons.

The Falcons will likely place him on the reserve/retired list in the coming days, which will ensure that they hold his rights if he elects to return to the NFL at some point.

Thornton, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,735,380 contract with the Colts and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year contract with the Falcons.

Thornton was set to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.

Unfortunately, Thornton missed the entire 2016 season after he was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury coming out of the preseason.

For his career, Thornton appeared in 37 games for the Colts.

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