Jaguars free agent LB Paul Posluszny has announced that he’s retiring from the NFL on Tuesday.
“With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands,” Posluszny said in a letter distributed by the Jaguars, via Mike Kaye of First Coast News.
“I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the NFL. I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play. Knowing I can no longer compete at a level that I find acceptable, I have chosen to end my football career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I cherished every moment of my NFL career, and it has been such a blessing to play the game for as long as I have played. I anxiously look forward to next football season to arrive, but this time with the sole focus of being a great husband and father for my loving family.”
Posluszny, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Bills back in 2007. He played four seasons with the Bills before joining the Jaguars for the 2011 season.
Posluszny was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2017, Posluszny appeared in all 16 games and recorded 61 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two pass defenses.