Former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand, who was signed by the Buccaneers on May 2, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.
Official Buccaneers Press release:
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Eric LeGrand today announced his retirement. LeGrand was originally signed by the Buccaneers on May 2.
"Making it to the NFL was my dream. But now I want to see my team as strong as possible at the start of Training Camp," said LeGrand. "I'm a Buc for life."
LeGrand was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2012 ESPYs, as well as Spike TV's 2012 Guysman of the Year Award. In September, HarperCollins Publishers will release LeGrand's first books, a memoir entitled Believe: My Faith And The Tackle That Changed My Life, and a young readers version, Believe: The Victorious Story Of Eric LeGrand.
LeGrand will be placed on the Buccaneers Reserve/Retired list.
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