Veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey is hanging up his cleats, along with the host of other players that did so before or during the 2023-2024 NFL season. After nine years in the league, Kirksey is leaving the Bills and walking into retirement.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo reported the news via Twitter on Thursday.
Kirksey, a St. Louis, Missouri native attended college at Iowa before leaving school for the NFL Draft. In 2014, the Cleveland Browns selected Kirksey with the 71st overall pick in the third round. He played with the Browns for six seasons. He then joined the Packers for a season, the Texans for two years and finally the Bills for the 2023 offseason.
In total, Kirksey played in 114 games for three teams (he never made it on the field for the Bills this year), collecting 778 tackles, 16.5 sacks and seven interceptions. He also forced four fumbles and recovered six. In 17 games and starts last year, he racked up 124 combined tackles.
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