After being released by the Patriots a couple of weeks ago, veteran FB Danny Vitale announced on LinkedIn he is ready to retire.
Former Patriots fullback Dan Vitale posted to LinkedIn that his "body is just ready to move on" from football. pic.twitter.com/32mWYyc6rc
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) June 6, 2021
Vitale opted out of the 2020 season after signing in New England as a free agent.
Vitale, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2016. He was waived a few months later and claimed by the Bills.
However, Vitale failed a physical for the Bills and was cut loose a day later. He returned to Tampa Bay for another brief stint with the Buccaneers before the Browns signed him to their active roster during the 2016 season.
Cleveland brought Vitale back on an exclusive rights contract in 2018 but he was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and later cut with an injury settlement. Vitale caught on with the Packers practice squad and later signed to their active roster.
The Patriots signed Vitale to a contract for 2020 but he opted out of the season due to the pandemic.
For his career, Vitale appeared in 44 games for the Browns and Packers over five seasons. He recorded one rush attempt for three yards and caught 15 passes for 145 yards receiving.