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John Moffitt says he’s quitting football at age 27

John Moffitt

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Seattle Seahawks guard John Moffitt looks up from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami. The only healthy Seattle player absent during practice on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, was Moffitt. According to court records, he had a hearing in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Wash., on misdemeanor charges from an incident in June 2012. He has another hearing scheduled for June 14. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)


The news that Broncos offensive lineman John Moffitt has left the team while doing some soul searching has been followed with an explanation from Moffitt: He says he has decided to quit playing football.

Moffitt told Dave Softy Mahler of Sports Radio 950 KJR that he’s giving up football and that he has already informed the Broncos that he’s calling it a career.

“I’m ready to live a different kind of life,” Moffitt said.

The 27-year-old Moffitt was an All-American at Wisconsin and a 2011 third-round draft pick of the Seahawks. He started nine games as a rookie and six games in his second season, but Seattle began trying to trade him in training camp this year and eventually shipped him to Denver at the end of the preseason. Moffitt saw limited playing time with the Broncos.

Now Moffitt says his playing days are over.