Less than a week after being released, tight end Niles Paul officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.
"I was quickly reminded how taxing this game can be after only spending a week in camp," Paul wrote on his Instagram. "...There is no doubt in my mind that I'm still able to compete and make a 53-man roster somewhere, but I'm not sure my body can handle it anymore."
Over his eight-year career, Paul caught 78 passes for 954 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered multiple injuries throughout his career and ended three of the last four seasons on injured reserve.