Gerald Hodges announces retirement

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Veteran NFL linebacker Gerald Hodges won’t return for another season.

Hodges announced his retirement via Twitter on Friday. He spent six seasons in the NFL.

Hodges entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Vikings in 2013 and appeared in 29 games for the team before being traded to the 49ers during the 2015 season. He started 16 games for the Niners through the end of the 2016 season and then moved on to the Saints and Cardinals over the last two seasons.

Hodges made 55 tackles while appearing in 16 games and making six starts for Arizona last year. He had 282 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble over his entire career.

6 responses to “Gerald Hodges announces retirement

  1. Hodges had a pretty solid career as a back-up depth type player, at his best he was pretty good there for a couple of seasons. I wish him luck in whatever he decides to do with his life going forward.

  2. I really thought that his connection to Steve Wilks would have got him a chance in Cleveland. We still need a 4th LB that wouldn’t break the bank.

  3. I was standing in line and heard the crowds reaction to this guy starting a game with the sickest interception return on the very first play vs the Jets. As I was standing in line, to get in.

  4. He was a good back up, but there always seemed to be something off with him. I know he didn’t mesh with the defensive coaching staff in MN. Wish him the best in the next phase.

  5. Looks like Tarzan. Played like Jane. Hodges was the idiot who almost knocked the ball out of Greenway’s hand and hurt his leg when jumping on his back on the 5 yd line when Greenway was returning the game sealing INT off of Rivers vs the Chargers in TCF. They traded Hodges right after that.

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