The career of cornerback Samari Rolle is over, as the Sporting News reports that the vet is going to be retiring from the NFL after he missed the entire 09 season due to a couple of neck surgeries:
After missing all of the 2009 season and undergoing two neck surgeries, cornerback Samari Rolle has decided to officially retire from the NFL, the Tennessean reports Friday.
The Ravens, whom he played for from 2005-08, terminated his contract last month. Rolle, 33, was a second-round draft pick by the Titans out of Florida State in 1998, and also played in Tennessee until 2004.
“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. 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 hasn’t filed his retirement papers yet, but plans to at some point, according to the newspaper.