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Samari Rolle retires

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.”

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18 Responses to “Samari Rolle retires”
  1. mikeorclem says: May 7, 2010 8:41 AM

    good luck s.r…..good player ..good career

  2. Ravens634 says: May 7, 2010 8:47 AM

    he was a solid player…wish him all the best.

  3. Backlund in 2012 says: May 7, 2010 8:56 AM

    I always liked Samari Rolle and wish him well in his life after football.

  4. SeantheFinFan says: May 7, 2010 9:10 AM

    one of the best

  5. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 7, 2010 9:13 AM

    good player see u in Canton

  6. 90ragtop says: May 7, 2010 9:15 AM

    Samari Rolle retires
    Golly, now I’m not sure it’ll be worth my time to watch NFL football any more.

  7. mama tried says: May 7, 2010 9:31 AM

    Good luck Samari!! You were a players player! Take care and be healthy!

  8. cbatchel says: May 7, 2010 9:40 AM

    Ahh Man! I’m going to miss watching Reggie Wayne repeatedly burn him deep. One more year Samari.

  9. Alex says: May 7, 2010 9:45 AM

    Wait? The Jets and their fantasy football squad didn’t want to sign him?

  10. LovinBlue says: May 7, 2010 9:46 AM

    Good luck to him and best wishes.

  11. hizzle1281 says: May 7, 2010 9:59 AM

    this article isnt about Tom Brady

  12. CurseofBoJackson says: May 7, 2010 10:15 AM

    Good legacy, good luck Samari.

  13. myeaglescantwin says: May 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    HIZZLE youzza fag.

  14. vbRavensFan says: May 7, 2010 11:19 AM

    best of luck

  15. Memp! says: May 7, 2010 11:21 AM

    Loved him at Florida State and always rooted for him to do well. Good career and he’s smart to walk away now. Best of luck to him. Hopefully, he gets involved with coaching/assisting Florida St players to follow his footsteps.

  16. John Harbaugh's Dad says: May 7, 2010 11:52 AM

    Class act and probably still better than Frank Walker, sad to se him go.

  17. dthomas53 says: May 7, 2010 1:12 PM

    # Alex says: May 7, 2010 9:45 AM
    Wait? The Jets and their fantasy football squad didn’t want to sign him?
    Will you be posting this BS in Jan.?

  18. SeashawkzRock says: May 7, 2010 10:54 PM

    Class Act…Heck of a player…

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