Colin McCarthy retires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Linebacker Colin McCarthy took to Twitter today to announce his retirement.

McCarthy was a fourth-round pick for the Tennessee Titans in the 2011 NFL Draft and had a promising NFL career ahead of him.

He made seven starts as a rookie and seven more to open the 2012 season, but after a string of unfortunate injuries things changed for the rookie.

After dislocating his shoulder in a preseason game against the Packers, McCarthy missed the entire 2014 season.

McCarthy, who just turned 27 on May 30, said his shoulder ultimately helped make the decision for him to retire from the NFL.

McCarthy is excited about life after the NFL and instead of thinking about what could have been he is grateful that he had the chance to play.

On Twitter, he thanked everyone who supported him throughout his career.

“Truly blessed to have played the game as long as I have!! To my family, friends, teammates and fans, Thank You!!”

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