Former Titan Colin McCarthy Retires

Former Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy announced his retirement on Thursday.

Former Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Colin McCarthy has retired from the NFL.

McCarthey announced his decision on Thursday morning in a message on his Twitter account.

“Truly blessed to have played the game as long as I have!! To my family, friends, teammates and fans. Thank You!!”

McCarthy was the fourth round pick, 109 overall in the 2011 draft from the University of Miami. He became a starter at middle linebacker and was voted AFC Defensive Player of the Week and Pepsi Rookie of the Week following is performance against Buffalo when he recorded 9 tackles, 1 forced fumble and recovered two fumbles.

McCarthy, who turned 27 on May, 30 missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury that required surgery to fix. He became a free-agent and had not signed with another team before his retirement.

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