Chris Johnson announces NFL retirement after 10 seasons

Chris Johnson is calling it a career.

The veteran running back announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday after playing 10 years in the league.

Johnson released a statement through his agents detailing his decision.

Chris Johnson has announced his retirement from the NFL.

“After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided to close this chapter of my life and look forward to the new possibilities that have been afforded to me,” Johnson wrote, in part.

Johnson, 33, was selected by the Titans with the No. 24 overall pick of the 2008 draft and immediately became an offensive force as he topped 1,000 rushing yards six straight years with Tennessee. His best season came in 2009, when he tallied 2,006 rushing yards, 503 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns.

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However, his production dropped and he was unable to replicate his impact when he moved on to the Jets in 2014 and the Cardinals from 2015-17. He played four games for Arizona last season before being released in October.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Johnson finished his career with 9,651 rushing yards, 2,255 receiving yards and 64 total scores.

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