Anthony Chickillo announces his retirement

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Linebacker Anthony Chickillo won’t be on the field during the 2021 season.

Chickillo became a free agent in March and did not sign a contract with any team this offseason. On Sunday, Chickillo announced his retirement in a post to Instagram.

“My whole life my dream was to go to the University of Miami and play in the NFL,” Chickillo wrote. “I am so grateful for the opportunity and thankful for every one of the teams that gave me a shot. The game of football is apart of my family and will always be forever. Thank you for the support everyone!”

Chickillo went to Miami and was a 2015 sixth-round pick of the Steelers. He had 97 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries in 65 games over five seasons in Pittsburgh and he had 11 tackles and a sack for the Broncos last season.

5 responses to “Anthony Chickillo announces his retirement

  1. Good solid player. Better to get out too early than too late given the health risks of the NFL. I know most fans just want to be entertained but I admire and respect all these players that play a brutally physical sport. I dont know how these guys do it

  2. Just a Chickallo and everywhere I go
    people know the part I’m playing

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