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Chris Kelsay announces his retirement

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After a 10-season NFL career, Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay is walking away from the game. The 33-year-old Kelsay announced his retirement on Wednesday, the club announced.

The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Kelsay spent his entire career in Buffalo, starting 120 games. He recorded 440 tackles and 32.5 sacks. In his final campaign, Kelsay appeared in nine games, starting four. A neck injury ended his season.

“One of my goals was to finish my career with the team that drafted me and that came to fruition,” Kelsay said in a story published on the Bills’ website. “I feel very blessed to say that.”

Kelsay appeared in 147 career games, 16th-most in Bills history, according to the club. He was the Bills’ second-round pick in the 2003 draft, the same one that brought Willis McGahee to Buffalo.

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14 Responses to “Chris Kelsay announces his retirement”
  1. ghostfacenoah says: Feb 27, 2013 7:10 PM

    Kelsay was pretty much the most average player, every year, his entire career. Averaged under 3.5 sacks a year, with a lot of playing time.

  2. micknangold says: Feb 27, 2013 7:11 PM


  3. kgun80 says: Feb 27, 2013 7:12 PM

    Good luck in retirement.. Now you can sit around and enjoy your pay.. Wont be a tough transition..You already have 10 years of experience.

  4. tecmobowl2k says: Feb 27, 2013 7:32 PM

    Good luck, will never forget the unbelievable pick he had against us (cowboys) in that monday night game.

  5. EJ says: Feb 27, 2013 7:48 PM

    Thanks for the great 10 years! Once a Buffalo Bill always a Buffalo Bill. Glad he is going out as a Bill. I too will never forget the pick against the Cowboys on Monday Night. Good Luck with your future Chris! #BillsMafia

  6. catquick says: Feb 27, 2013 8:16 PM

    Last year started off as his best year.

  7. wwwmattcom says: Feb 27, 2013 8:22 PM

    Best part is saving cap space.

  8. gallaghedj311 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:23 PM

    I guess the reason I never heard of him is bc I stopped playing madden in 08. And he played in buffalo.

  9. huskerkid93 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:36 PM

    Congratulations on a very solid career Chris. Good luck in retirement. -Husker Nation

  10. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:36 PM

    This is why we didn’t draft him.

  11. andrewfbrowne says: Feb 27, 2013 8:44 PM

    Good luck enjoy your family. Imagine being able to retire at 33 years old when your kids are still young. Total blessing for him and his family.

  12. trojanwarrior007 says: Feb 27, 2013 10:41 PM

    he was very average and made a ton of money. best of luck to him.

  13. whitdog23 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:06 AM

    pretty dumb he thinks it was an accomplishment staying with one team for ten years. grass might’ve been greener someplace else dude

  14. adamagedbillsfan says: Feb 28, 2013 10:30 AM

    Good guy and decent player. It’s a shame he spent his whole career here and didn’t see the playoffs. It’s gotta end sometime…right?

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