After spending two seasons in the NFL, offensive tackle Kent Perkins has decided to retire. The former member of the Texas Longhorns made this important decision this afternoon.
With teams around the league making cuts to their roster, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to part ways with Perkins. He spent the past two years with the franchise in a limited capacity.
Perkins could fight to make another roster for another NFL team, but he has opted to walk away from the league.
According to Tyler Dragon of the Enquirer, Perkins told the Bengals that he plans to retire from football following his release from the team.
It’s an early exit from football for Perkins, who is just 24 years old.
Due to his retirement, the Bengals waived Perkins with a left-squad designation.
Bengals have waived OT Kent Perkins. Perkins has told the Bengals that he has retired from football. #Bengals
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 13, 2019
Before signing with Cincinnati back in May of 2017, Perkins spent his collegiate career with the Longhorns.
He was named second team All-Big 12 in his last season at Texas.
The Bengals called up Perkins from their practice squad toward the end of the regular season each of the least two seasons.
It’ll be interesting to see what the next chapter of Perkins’ life will be now that he’s retiring from football.