Ex-Panthers corner back Chris Gamble to retire
Corner back Chris Gamble, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, found himself headed for the free agent market after being cut by the Panthers, who drafted him back in 2004. However, Gamble has decided that he would rather hang up the cleats and call it a career.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was told by Gamble’s agent, Carl Poston, on Monday that Gamble has decided to retire from the NFL after nine years.
“A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble,” Poston said. “However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he told me that he’s decided to focus on life after football.
“Chris has been a class act. I have represented him for nine years, ever since he came out of Ohio State. He’s been an ideal client and he was one of the best corners in game. He’s doing it the right way. He has taken care of his money and his investments to retire successfully, and now I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
The 28th selection of the 2004 NFL Draft, Gamble played his entire career in Carolina. In 2012, Gamble appeared in four games, collecting 15 tackles, 2 pass deflections and no interceptions before suffering a torn shoulder labrum. Gamble finishes his career with 508 tackles, 96 pass deflections, and a Panthers franchise-record 27 interceptions.
Gamble was due to make $7.9 million this season before the Panthers cut him on Friday.
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