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Jermichael Finley officially announces retirement from NFL

The former Packer is ending his comeback attempts and moving on from football.

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On Monday evening, former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley announced what many Packers fans had expected for some time - he is officially hanging up his pads and retiring from the NFL.

Finley has not played a snap of football since suffering a neck injury during week six of the 2013 season. After that injury, he was placed on injured reserve and was never cleared to play after attempting to recover and return to the NFL.

Finley's career spanned six NFL seasons. He played in 70 games (48 starts), catching 223 passes for 2,785 yards, a 12.5-yard average, and 20 touchdowns. He also added 15 receptions for 241 yards in four career playoff games.

Finley announced his retirement in an emotional fashion on Twitter on Monday night. Here are his comments:

We at Acme Packing Company send our best wishes to you, Jermichael, in your post-football life.