Veteran CB Harris to call it quits

St. Louis Rams cornerback Al Harris has officially announced his retirement.

Harris tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in November against the Cleveland Browns.

"As far as playing, I think that was my last play," Harris told reporters Thursday. "I just planted wrong. That's just God's way of telling me it's time for me to turn the page. I had an awesome time. I thank God for Spags giving me the opportunity to come out and I hope I left a positive impression on everybody," he added, referring to Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo.

Harris recorded 423 tackles, 21 interceptions and three touchdowns in a career that lasted for 194 games, 128 of them as a starter.

Harris, 37, plans to go into coaching.

"This is what I do," Harris said. "This is what I love to do. That's what I am going to come back to do is coach. I have my mind made up on that. Professionally, I think I hit every single goal I set out for myself so now it's time to turn the page and set a new set of goals."

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