Former Chargers S Nasir Adderley announces retirement

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Former Los Angeles Chargers safety Nasir Adderley announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.

Adderley’s announcement on Instagram came one day after the 25-year-old officially became a free agent when his contract expired.

“After a period of self-reflection, I have decided it’s time for me to walk away from the game of football,” Adderley wrote Thursday. “Over the past couple of years I have denied this realization, but I’m finally going to put myself first for once. My health is above anything and everyone around me knows that. Truly over-standing (sic) my purpose has given me the confidence knowing I don’t belong an employee anymore. My purpose involves spending more time with loved ones, business ownership and chasing my passion of true liberation.

“With that being said, it has been a dream come true to play in the NFL and have the opportunity to play for the Chargers organization. I believe I have yet to scratch the surface of the player I could be, but if it’s at the expense of my peace of mind then it’s no longer for me.”

Adderley had a career-high two interceptions to go along with 62 tackles and one forced fumble in 16 games (15 starts) last season.

He totaled 232 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 50 games (44 starts) since being selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Delaware.

–Field Level Media

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