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Former Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle retires from NFL

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle intercepts a pass by St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger resulting in a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Antrel Rolle, who played for the Cardinals from 2005 to 2009, announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

According to, Rolle spoke of his decision with Good Morning Football.

“I’m done, yeah, I’m done,” Rolle said.

“I’m at peace. I’m at total peace. You know, like I said, going out, you’re 33 years old going on injured reserve last year, that’s going to scare a lot of teams away. I understand how the business works and I’m fine with that either way.”

The eighth overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Cardinals out of Miami, Rolle intercepted 12 passes, forced three fumbles and earned 1.5 sacks in five seasons with Arizona. Originally a cornerback, he transitioned to safety, and was a big part of Arizona’s Super Bowl team.

Rolle, who made the Pro Bowl in 2009, left as a free agent the following season and signed with the New York Giants, for whom he also played five seasons. He made two more Pro Bowls with them, and won a Super Bowl in 2011. He signed with the Chicago Bears in 2015, but appeared in just seven games before suffering a sprained MCL.

In all, Rolle notched 834 tackles, 26 interceptions, four sacks, eight forced fumbles, 69 passes defensed and five defensive touchdowns.

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