Seahawks Veteran DE Chris Clemons Retiring From NFL


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Seahawks DE Chris Clemons has informed the team that he plans to retire from the NFL.

Clemons, 34, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia back in 2004. After brief stints with the Raiders and Eagles, he was traded to the Seahawks during the 2010 season.

After four years in Seattle, Clemons signed a four-year, $17.5 million contract with the Jaguars as a free agent. However, he was unfortunately released by Jacksonville back in March. The Seahawks later elected to bring Clemons back on a one-year, $1.5 million contract that included a $150,000 signing bonus.

Over the course of his 13-year NFL career, Clemons recorded 200 tackles, 69 sacks, 20 forced fumbles, seven recoveries, 25 pass defenses and two defensive touchdowns.

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