Former Chiefs S Ron Parker announced on his Twitter account Monday that he would be retiring from the NFL.
— Ron Parker (@ghost_0836) January 6, 2020
Parker spent the past year out of football after playing most of his career in Kansas City.
Parker, 32, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Newberry back in 2011. He spent two years in Seattle before signing on with the Chiefs for the 2013 season.
Parker was in the fourth year of his five-year, $25 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed when the Chiefs released him last March. He had a brief stint with the Falcons before returning to the Chiefs before the start of the 2018 season.
In 2018, Parker appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and recorded 77 tackles, one sack, two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, and six pass defenses.
Over the course of his eight-year career, Parker totaled 384 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles and four recoveries, 11 interceptions and 48 pass defenses.