Super Bowl-winning running back LeGarrette Blount announced his retirement from the NFL on Saturday.
Veteran Blount called time on a successful career via social media, having last played for the Detroit Lions in 2018.
The 34-year-old won two Super Bowls alongside Tom Brady with the Patriots, while he also got his hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy during his time in Philadelphia in 2017.
Blount, who also played for the Tampa Ba Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers, wrote via Instagram: “It’s been fun and fulfilling!! What’s good everyone? I just want to inform y’all that I’m officially retiring.
“I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I’ve talked to my closest family members and friends about this. We collectively agreed on this decision. It is in the best interest of me and my family.
— LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) December 5, 2020
“I gave everything I had to the game, my team-mates, and my coaches. I want to show my appreciation to the organisations that believed in me enough to give me a real shot. Jeff Fisher and the Titans gave me my first chance and I’ll forever be grateful for that.
“Raheem Morris and the Buccaneers took a chance on me and allowed me to put myself on the map and also putting me in the same locker room as the OG Ronde Barber and my forever brother Aqib Talib.
“Bill and RK, I can’t thank y’all enough! New England, I love you! PatsNation, I love you! Two Super Bowl rings and a chance to play with the coldest QB to ever play the game in TB! I made the best of friends, a lot turned into family, and many doors were opened for me. Thank y’all so much!!
“Thank you to the Steelers organisation, Mr. Rooney, Kevin Colbert and coach T. Things may not have worked out but I truly do appreciate the opportunity.
“PHILADELPHIA!! PHILLY PHILLY!!! PHILLY SPECIAL!!! Doug, Howie Roseman and Mr. Lurie. That entire season was one of the most special seasons in my entire career for so many reasons!! Getting my third SB ring is just icing on the cake that season. Eagles Nation!!
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 5, 2020
“All in all, I loved being a part of these organisation and the people involved in them. I’m excited to move on to the next phase in my life!
“Big thanks to my agency, specifically my agent Zeke Sandhu, who stuck with me from the beginning through literally everything. I know it was tough but you always been a big bro to me. Now everyone can stop asking ‘are you done?’.”
Blount, who started out as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans before making his debut via the Buccaneers in 2010, tallied 6,306 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns throughout his career.
He spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Patriots in Foxborough, where he teamed up with Brady to win two Super Bowl titles in 2014 and 2016.
“So proud of you and everything you accomplished champ it was my pleasure always to be there for you and loved sharing the huddle with you!!” Brady wrote.