DL Jack Crawford Retires

Veteran defensive linemen Jack Crawford is calling it a career. In a tweet posted Tuesday morning, the 33-year-old announced that his is retiring from the NFL. 

Crawford was a fifth round pick of the Raiders in 2012, following his arrival at Penn State from London, England. He saw limited playing time with the team over the course of two seasons, but his workload increased after he signed with the Cowboys. His snap percentage jumped in each of the three campaigns he spent in Dallas, including the 2016 season in which he made 10 starts. Overall, Crawford posted 9.5 sacks in 38 games as a Cowboy.

He then joined the Falcons in 2017, beginning another three-year stint. In 2018, he set new career-highs across the board. Starting 11 contests, Crawford totalled 35 tackles, including seven for a loss, along with six sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. He played the 2020 season with the Titans, and spent this past year on IR with the Cardinals.

Crawford’s tweet reads in part, “After 10 seasons in the NFL, I know my time has come to step away from the game and close the chapter of my life in the league. At 16 years old, I left my family and friends in the U.K. and moved to the U.S. I couldn’t have imagined the journey that lay ahead of me, it feels like it flew by and I’m grateful for every minute.”

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