Damien Harris Declares His Retirement from the NFL

Running Back Damien Harris Bids Farewell to Football: A Reflection on a 20-Year Career and the Impact of Chronic Neck Injury

Damien Harris, a 27-year-old running back who spent the last season with the Bills and sustained a season-ending neck injury in Week 6, announced his retirement on social media. In his post, he expressed gratitude for his 20-year career playing football, which he highlighted as a privilege to represent his team on and off the field.

Throughout his career, Harris played at the highest level, winning championships and being coached by legends like Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. He reflected on the people he met, places he visited, and impact he made through his experiences in the game. Despite his love for the sport, Harris recognized that it was time to walk away from football in order to prioritize his health and well-being.

Harris was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2019 draft and spent four years with the team before moving on to play with the Bills. Throughout his career, he accumulated 472 carries for 2,188 yards and 21 touchdowns. In his retirement announcement, Harris showed appreciation for the opportunities football provided him while expressing readiness to begin a new chapter in his life.

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