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John Moffitt leaves Denver Broncos, quits football

Denver Broncos guard John Moffitt has decided to give up football at the age of 27.

The Broncos placed Moffitt on the reserve/left squad list Tuesday after he failed to report to the team after the Week 9 bye. Center J.D. Walton was activated from the reserve/physically unable to perform list to take his roster spot.

Moffitt, the No. 75 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is doing some "soul-searching" due to his lack of playing time, a source close to Moffitt told the Denver Post.

It sounds like Moffitt has already found his answer. The former Seahawks guard said to Dave "Softy" Mahler of KJR-AM Seattle on Tuesday that he's "ready to live a different kind of life" outside of football.

A 15-game starter over three NFL seasons, Moffitt was a healthy scratch in six of eight games since the Broncos acquired him from the Seahawks in a convoluted August trade.

Now that he has plenty of free time on his hands, he would be well advised to steer clear of local shopping malls.

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