Eagles OT Tyreek Burwell announced Monday that he’s retiring from the NFL after four seasons in the league.
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Man it’s hard for me to sit here and put this into words but after careful consideration I’ve made the decision to retire from the NFL. This journey has been unbelievable! I’ve been blessed to have been able to play this game since I was 7 years old. Playing in the NFL has been a dream come true and this game has taught and given me so much. I want to thank GOD especially for without you none of this would be possible. I want to thank my fiancé and my family for being my number 1 supporters and my motivation. I also want to thank my friends, teammates, my agency (@mbk_sports ) and everyone that I’ve crossed paths with that has helped me along this journey. Thank you to the Chargers, Colts and Eagles for giving me the opportunity to continue to play the game that I love. I’m excited to see what the rest of this journey brings! ✌🏾 #retired #NFL #thankyouGOD
Burwell, 27, wound up signing on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati back in 2015. He was on and off of the Chargers’ practice squad over the next two years.
The Colts later signed Burwell to their practice squad during the 2017 season. He was eventually waived with an injury settlement at the start of last year and he sat out the season. The Eagles elected to sign him to a futures contract this past January.
For his career, Burwell appeared in 17 games as a reserve offensive lineman.