Free Agent CB Jerraud Powers announced via his Instagram account Thursday that he’s decided to call it a career and retire from the NFL.
With the 2017 season getting started and teams are preparing to be the best they can be, I think it’s time for me to walk away from the game. The last 8 years have been a joy and wonderful ride. Even though I can still compete and play at a high level, mentally, I’m ready for the next chapter of my life. Will most certainly miss the locker room talk and conversations, the relationships with the trainers, managers and equipment staff. Will miss the going to battle with the guys on Sunday and feeling the joy or sadness of a victory or a loss. The game of football changed my life forever and happy to forever be apart of the greatest fraternity in the world. Football has been a part of my life since the age of 6 and it’s been great. Thanks to the Colts for taking a chance on me out of Auburn and being a great organization to be apart of. Thanks to the Cardinals for bringing me in for 3 years to help turn a organization back to its winning ways. Thanks to the Ravens for accepting me and letting me be apart of a great football culture and great organization. Thanks to the fans, you guys make the game GREAT. Thanks to my family for being supportive and loving me through it all. Looking forward to setting new goals with my wife and 2 sons and proving the naysayers wrong again. ✊🏾✌🏾
Powers, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2009. He spent four years in Indianapolis before signing on with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
The Ravens brought Powers in last May on a one-year, $1.75 million contract. He’s currently an unrestricted free agent.
For his career, Powers recorded 342 tackles, 13 interceptions, 75 pass defenses, three forced fumbles, four recoveries, three sacks and two defensive touchdowns over the course of 100 games.