Former Cleveland Browns Center J.C. Tretter Retires

Free agent offensive lineman JC Tretter is calling it a career. The player announced the news himself early Thursday morning:

Tretter, the NFLPA President, most recently played for the Cleveland Browns. He started a remarkable 78 straight games from 2017 to 2021, the streak only recently ending in December of this past year. Initially drafted 122nd overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, Tretter was effective in every season he was a major contributor, posting above-average overall grades at Pro Football Focus every year in which he started.

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Tretter was a solid, reliable interior lineman repeatedly linked to teams with offensive line issues this offseason, including the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Minnesota Vikings. A deal, however, never emerged, sparking rumors that he'd been blackballed for his stance on player safety. In any case, Tretter has decided to hang it up and focus on his work as NFLPA President rather than uproot himself and his family to latch on with a new team.

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