Former Penn State and Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has announced his retirement, writes Brad Emons of HometownLife.com. Shaw, who turned 30 last week, played six NFL seasons for the Panthers, Jaguars, Bears, and Titans after being drafted in the fifth round in 2007. He played his final regular-season game in 2012 for Tennessee, and was released this past September.
“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s a combination of me getting cut and me not getting picked back up,” Shaw said, in explaining his decision. “To be honest with you, the phone is not ringing. I still haven’t found a good reason why I got cut and why I’m not playing, so it just leads me to believe God has something else for me and I need to step away and move on. It’s just time. I feel right. I’m very blessed with my health. I just feel that I’ve been given so much that there’s just so much more to life than football. It’s just time to move on.”
In 2012, Shaw played 230 defensive snaps for the Titans and contributed on special teams as well. Overall, he recorded 43 tackles and a forced fumble in his final NFL season, making it the best overall performance of his six-year career.