Former Titans and Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle has made it official: He’s retiring at age 33.
“Being that I got to play 12 years and play in a Super Bowl, I got to do everything I wanted to do but didn’t get a ring,” Rolle said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I am OK with that. I honestly wish deep down I could’ve gotten to stay with one team my whole career, but it doesn’t always work like that. But it is how it is. I had good people around me and very good coaches. I was fortunate. I have some great memories.”
Rolle was drafted by the Titans out of Florida State in 1998 and played in Tennessee until 2004. He then played for the Ravens from 2005 to 2008, but he missed all of 2009 with a neck injury. Baltimore released him last month.
Rolle said the neck injury is the primary reason he’s walking away.
“I have gone to several doctors and been told it is not safe,” Rolle said. “After having two neck surgeries the same season, that really hurt my body a lot and has affected me. So that’s where I stand.”