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Former Star NFL WR Announces He's Retiring

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

After nearly a decade in the NFL, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin found himself watching the 2018 season from home. With no suitors lining up to give him a contract for 2019, it seems he's decided to call it quits.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Maclin announced that he is retiring from the NFL. He revealed in the announcement that he will post a letter and a video giving a more detailed explanation for his departure "in the near future."

There will be a letter and video to follow soon in the near future. It is true I am retiring from the NFL! Stay tuned for how/why I came to this decision. Much love everyone!

Maclin was the 19th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Missouri product spent six seasons in Philadelphia, making the Pro Bowl in 2014 after 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns.

In 2015, Maclin signed a five-year, $55 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. He rewarded the team in his first year with a career-high 87 receptions along with 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns.

Unfortunately for Maclin, his career was marred by injuries. He missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL, and missed eight games between 2016 and 2017.

After recording career-lows in his lone season with the Baltimore Ravens, the team released him after the 2017 season. He did not have a team in 2018.