The team confirmed the news in an announcement.
Eddie Goldman has informed the Falcons he's going to retire.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) July 19, 2022
He had just signed a one-year deal with Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. The deal included guaranteed money but Goldman’s retirement probably will void that.
Goldman, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Bears back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $5.686 million contract when he agreed to a four-year contract extension with Chicago worth over $42 million, which included $25 million guaranteed.
He was entering the third year of his deal and set to earn a salary of $8,760,000 next season when Chicago released him.
He had visited with the Ravens back in March but the two sides never reached an agreement. He signed a one-year deal with the Falcons instead in July.
In 2021, Goldman appeared in 14 games and recorded 22 tackles, one tackle for loss, and half a sack.