The Washington Redskins have announced that Chris Samuels is retiring, and the team has scheduled a press conference Thursday for the longtime offensive tackle to make it official.
On Monday it was reported that Samuels had decided to call it quits after doctors warned him against playing because of a neck injury.
After an Outland Trophy-winning college career at Alabama, Samuels was drafted by the Redskins with the third pick in the 2000 NFL draft. He started all 16 games as a rookie, and in his second season he was chosen to his first of six Pro Bowls.
Samuels’ 2009 season was cut short after just five games. Overall Samuels played in 141 games in 10 seasons, starting all of them.