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Titans Veteran LT Michael Roos Announces Retirement From NFL

Titans free agent LT Michael Roos announced via his Instagram account that he’s retiring from the NFL on Thursday.

“After 10 years as a Tennessee Titan I have decided to retire from football. I have given this decision much consideration. I feel fortunate to have played this long coming from a TE turned DE turned OT from Eastern Washington.”

There were reports that Roos was open to the possibility of re-signing with Tennessee and taking over as their right tackle next season, but it appears as though he’s comfortable with his decision to move on.

Roos’ 2014 season came to an end after he sustained a knee injury that forced them to place him on the injured reserve list back in October.

The Titans used a first-round pick on Taylor Lewan back in May, and his rookie season has been impressive enough for them to feel pretty good about moving forward with him manning the blindside next year.

Roos, 32, is set to be an unrestricted free agent and happens to be one of the best available offensive tackle options in next year’s market. He’s finishing up his six-year $43 million contract.

Despite having his season cut short, Pro Football Focus has Roos rated as the No. 22 offensive tackle in the league with positive grades in both run and pass-protection.