Super Bowl champion, 4-time Pro Bowler calls it a career at the young age of 30 Michael Reaves/Getty Images
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets and teammate Ryan Clady #78 look on against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets won 24-16 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Ryan Clady, the former All-Pro left tackle, is hanging up his cleats for good at the young age of 30 years old:

“Despite having several teams who are currently interested in signing me, I have made a very difficult decision to retire from my NFL playing career. I have deliberated on this decision thoroughly until now because I wanted to see if the beginning of NFL training camps would inspire the passion that I need to perform at the standards that I established for myself during my 9-year NFL career. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, my friends and my representation for all their support through the years. I would also like to thank all of my coaches, teammates and fans for their support throughout my football career at al levels. I would especially like to thank Mr. Pat Bowlen and the Denver Broncos organization for bringing me into the NFL. I was blessed to experience 8 great years, 4 Pro Bowls and a World Championship with that organization. 

I am excited about what life holds for me going forward.”

Clads was an eight-year NFL veteran, spending the first seven years of his career with the Denver Broncos, who took him No. 12 overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He played nine games for the New York Jets last year.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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