Former Saints cornerback Jabari Greer announced his retirement from the NFL on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday morning.
Greer joined the Saints in 2009 after spending the first five seasons of his career in Buffalo. The cornerback went on to make 219 solo tackles; disrupted 69 passes; snagged nine interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns; and helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV at the end of his first season.
Lined up opposite cornerback Keenan Lewis in 2013, Greer was leading the team in pass break-ups when he suffered an ACL tear in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the San Francisco 49ers in November. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve; and he was released in February alongside other Super Bowl XLIV defensive veterans such as Will Smith and Roman Harper. The Saints also said they would not re-sign linebacker Jonathan Vilma when he would become a free agent in March.
The Saints cut professional ties with Smith, Harper, Vilma and Greer to create salary-cap space for the offseason.
Greer, 32, did not sign elsewhere after being let go by New Orleans. He’s been a guest analyst on ESPN’s First Take since early August, and on Thursday he had a white cup with black letters on it reading, “Retired.”
Greer later wrote on Twitter, “10 years was a blast! Thank you Lord! #retirement”
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