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Former NFL Star Announces He's Retiring At 32

A detail view of an NFL football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField.

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An NFL player has decided to retire during the middle of the 2018 regular season.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a 32-year-old cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, has announced on social media that he's decided to call it a career.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed the news.

"Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie texts me that he’s retiring… confirming his original report on Instagram that he’s retiring," he reports.

DRC, a two-time Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro in 2016, was a first-round pick out of Tennessee State in 2008.

The cornerback has played for five NFL teams - the Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Giants and Raiders.

Cromartie was released by the Giants and signed with the Raiders before the start of the 2018 regular season.