On Monday, veteran S Antrel Rolle announced his retirement from the NFL on “Good Morning Football.”
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“I’m at total peace. Like I said, go out and you’re 33 years old and you’re on injured reserve last year—that’s going to scare a lot of teams away. I understand how the business works, and I’m fine with that,” Rolle said of the decision to retire.
Rolle, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2005. After five years in Arizona, Rolle signed on with the Giants where he played another five seasons.
The Bears elected to sign him to a three-year, $11.25 million contract last year. However, Chicago ultimately elected to release Rolle shortly after this year’s draft.
Over the course of his 11-year NFL career, Rolle recorded 705 tackles, 26 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, six recoveries, four sacks, four defensive touchdowns and 70 pass defenses for the Cardinals, Giants and Bears.