The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that OL John Urschel is retiring from the NFL after three seasons in the league.
“This morning John Urschel informed me of his decision to retire from football,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “We respect John and respect his decision. We appreciate his efforts over the past three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Urschel was expected to compete for the starting center job this summer, but he appears to be ready to move on and focus on his other interests in life.
Urschel, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2,364,560 contract and set to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Urshel appeared in 13 games for the Ravens and played 266 total snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.