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Jason Kelce: Philadelphia Eagles heart tells team-mates he is retiring after 13 seasons within the NFL | NFL Information

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Philadelphia Eagles heart Jason Kelce has advised team-mates that he’s retiring after 13 seasons within the NFL, in accordance with sources.

Kelce was seen in tears in the course of the Eagles’ 32-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of their NFC wild card playoff assembly on Monday evening and declined to talk to reporters after the sport.

The Related Press and ESPN have reported that Kelce is to retire, whereas Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts mentioned of him: “He is a legend within the metropolis. Actually within the league.

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“He is aware of how a lot I really like and recognize him. He is aware of how a lot I’ve realized from him. He’ll without end have a particular place in my coronary heart.”

Fellow offensive lineman Lane Johnson was additionally stuffed with reward for Kelce following the defeat which ended Philadelphia’s season. “I really like him. He is among the finest to ever play the sport,” he mentioned.

“The issues he can do on the soccer area athletically – I do not assume we’ll see one other one like him for a very long time.”

Eagles coach Nick Sirianni mentioned comparable when addressing the media. “He is particular [Kelce], and I really like him. He is one of the vital particular guys I have been round.”

The 36-year-old was a sixth-round decide within the 2011 NFL Draft, enjoying his total profession in Philadelphia, the place he gained a Tremendous Bowl title with the crew – their first ever – to cap the 2017 season.

The six-time All-Professional heart has began all 193 video games through which he has performed in the course of the common season and all 12 within the postseason.

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Kelce is the older brother of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce. The brothers performed one another final season within the Tremendous Bowl – gained by the Chiefs – and co-host a podcast collectively.

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