Jarret Johnson announces his retirement

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Offensive linemen Nick Hardwick and Jeromey Clary announced their retirements early in the offseason and they’ve now been joined at the end of the line by another veteran member of the Chargers.

Linebacker Jarret Johnson took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to share the news that he’s hanging up his cleats after 12 years spent with the Ravens and Chargers.

“I lived a dream which few can say but it’s time to move on. I want to thank the Chargers organization for giving me a home these past three years. I have nothing but respect for the players, coaches, front office staff and fans that were apart of me and my families lives. It’s been a great ride!! I also want to thank my Baltimore family. Where I leaned to be a pro and conduct yourself like a warrior on the field. Where I spent 9 of the best years of my life.”

Johnson was a fourth-round pick out of Alabama by the Ravens in 2003 and missed just one game in his nine seasons with the team. He was almost as durable with the Chargers, missing seven games in his three years in San Diego and he closes his career with 506 tackles, 25.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles.