Appearing on ESPN’s First Take this morning, veteran cornerback Jabari Greer announced that he intends to end his NFL career (Twitter link via ESPN). After his appearance on ESPN, Greer confirmed the news on his Twitter account, tweeting, “10 years was a blast! Thank You Lord!
Greer, 32, started his career in 2004 with the Bills as an undrafted free agent, and has appeared in a total of 133 contests (86 starts) for Buffalo and New Orleans since entering the league. A key part of the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl team, the Tennessee product compiled 13 interceptions and more than 400 tackles during his decade in the NFL.
Released in the offseason after a knee injury cut his 2013 campaign short, Greer said back in July that his rehab was “going really well,” though he wasn’t actively pursuing any opportunities to return to the NFL at the time. “I think my pride and my body have two different things to say about that,” Greer said at the time. “But we’ll see. I mean, God can do anything, man.”
It’s not clear whether Greer is retiring for health reasons or if he simply feels it’s time for him to walk away from the game, but either way, it sounds as if we won’t see him in action on an NFL field again.