Eagles Pro Bowler Brandon Brooks retires after 10 NFL seasons

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By 94 WIP

Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks announced his retirement from football on Wednesday morning in a press conference.

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Brooks thanks his teammates and coaches and lastly, the city of Philadelphia.

"Although I may no longer play I'll be an Eagle forever, I'll always bleed green," he said.

Brooks also said he will be applying to business school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brooks signed a new contract reducing his 2022 cap number from $19.4 million to $7.1 million, seemingly anticipating this news. The only 2022 cash is a $1.12 million non-guaranteed base salary, according to Mike Garafolo.

Brooks, 32, spent the last five seasons with the Eagles, playing in just two games in 2021 after a pectoral strain ended his season early.

Brooks suffers from anxiety and depression and opened up about his battle with anxiety a couple of years ago.

Brooks, a 2012 third-round pick, retires as a three-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion. The Eagles signed Brooks in free-agency in March of 2016 and he'll go down as one of the best free-agent signings in franchise history.

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