Released by the Eagles in February, Chris Maragos will opt to retire after spending nine seasons in the NFL. The 32-year-old safety/special-teamer spent his career with the 49ers, Seahawks and Eagles.
In that time, Maragos won two Super Bowl rings — with the 2013 Seahawks and ’17 Eagles. He announced Tuesday (on Twitter) that a knee injury, and subsequent surgeries, influenced him to cut his career short. He still logged 99 regular-season games since 2010. Overall, Maragos underwent three procedures on his injured knee, including a third this offseason, Tim McManus of ESPN.com tweets.
Maragos finished the Eagles’ championship season on IR, being placed on the injured list in mid-October 2017. A knee injury caused that trip, as well as Maragos beginning last season on the Reserve/PUP list. He remained with the Eagles in 2018 but did not play.
A UDFA out of Wisconsin and Western Michigan, Maragos played one season in San Francisco before joining the Seahawks as they ascended to the NFL mountaintop. He played in each of Seattle’s three playoff games to close out the 2013 season and registered a solo tackle in Super Bowl XLVIII. From there, Maragos caught on with the Eagles as a free agent in 2014 and became the team’s special teams captain. In his first Eagles season, he finished with a career-high 14 stops.
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