Running back Giovani Bernard, who has spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced Friday that he will be retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL.
"I came to this championship gratefully," wrote Bernard on Twitter. "...And now, 10 years later, I walk away humiliated.
Humbled by the experiences, relationships, and memories that shaped me during this time.
Giovani Bernard retiring after 10 seasons with Bucs
"I've been privileged to know extraordinary men and women, including my brothers on the pitch, the coaches who taught me so much,
and the front desk staff who worked behind the scenes to make sure everything went smoothly.
Giovani Bernard retiring
I send my heartfelt thanks to you all. You have allowed me and my family to be a part of something really special."
Bernard, 31, was drafted in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he spent his first eight seasons before signing two one-year contracts with the Bucs.
Injuries have limited Bernard to 20 games the last two seasons, and he rushes just 86 yards on 16 tries with the Bucs, serving primarily as a third interceptor.
In his last two seasons, he caught 25 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns.
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