There was term before this 12 months that defensive lineman Michael Bennett wished to engage in an additional NFL year, but he in no way signed with a workforce and claims he won’t be doing so at some issue afterwards this 12 months possibly.
Bennett introduced his retirement in an Instagram submit on Tuesday morning. Bennett didn’t say what’s up coming in the publish, but spoke to Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker about continuing his work to combat racial inequality whilst paying a lot more time with his spouse and children.
“Retiring feels a little like demise of self, but I’m on the lookout ahead to the rebirth — the chance to reimagine my intent,” Bennett wrote. “I would like to thank my spouse and small children, who have sacrificed so much for me to be successful. I’m wanting ahead to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 yrs. I have hardly ever been far more at peace in my lifestyle. As the terrific Toni Morrison said: ‘Freeing you was a single detail, declaring possession of that freed self was a different.’”
Bennett entered the NFL as an undrafted totally free agent with the Buccaneers in 2009 and put in 11 yrs in the NFL with Tampa, Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas and New England. He gained a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks and built three Professional Bowls about the training course of his profession.