Former Dolphins LB Channing Crowder retires

By Ryan Gaydos

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder reportedly announced his retirement on a Miami radio station Tuesday, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.

“I had opportunities,” Channing Crowder said, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “When I started thinking about retiring and it became an option, that’s when I knew I should do it.”

Crowder was still being pursued by teams as early as Friday and even took a physical with the New England Patriots Thursday.

If indeed retired, Crowder ends his career with 343 tackles in 82 games. He was drafted by the Dolphins in 2005 from the University of Florida.

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