Veteran DE retires from NFL after seven seasons

Carl Nassib is retiring from the NFL after seven years. The 30-year-old defensive end retired on Wednesday.

Nassib played for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons after being drafted in the third round.

He was cut from the team but later signed by the Buccaneers. The Penn State alum had a productive time, with 12.5 sacks and 25 QB hits.

Nassib's Tampa Bay performance got him a $25M deal with the Raiders.

He worked temporarily and was let go after two years due to his good performance and cost-cutting measures. 

Nassib became the NFL's first openly gay player while with the Raiders, and he appreciated the league's support.

Nassib returned to Tampa Bay last year and played in 13 games for the Bucs, rotating on defense and special teams. 

He is satisfied with his pro career on the field and ready to move forward, while still staying connected to the NFL in some way.

Nassib reminisces about his start as a walk-on at Penn State. Football has given me so much. I gave it my all and can retire now.

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