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Former Steelers OLB Anthony Chickillo announces his retirement

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Former Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo revealed on Instagram today that he's retired from from football after six seasons in the NFL. Chickillo accomplished his dream of playing for the Miami Hurricanes and playing in the NFL, and is now looking forward to his next chapter in life.

"To all my family, friends, and fans today I announce my retirement from the game of football," Chickillo wrote. "I’d like to thank @canesfootball@steelers@saints@broncos for the opportunity of a lifetime. My whole life my dream was to go to the University of Miami and play in the NFL. I am so grateful for the opportunity and thankful for every one of the teams that gave me a shot. The game of football is apart of my family and will always be forever. Thank you for the support everyone!"

Chickillo was drafted in the sixth round in 2015 by the Steelers and he spent five seasons in Pittsburgh where he was a backup outside linebacker and special teams demon

Chickillo appeared in 11 games for the Broncos last year following being on the Saints' practice squad for a short period. Chickillo, 28, recorded 108 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his career.


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