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Trae Waynes says in my head Im done with football after seven NFL seasons with Bengals and Vikings

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Cornerback was the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the and recently played for the in his seven-season career -- a career Max Scherzer Jersey he now says might be over. The 29-year-old has not officially retired, but he has all but hung up the cleats.Waynes spoke on theand when asked if he wants to continue playing football, he said, "It's open, but I'm not really exploring anything, to be honest with you. Multiple teams have actually called. Honestly, in my head, I'm done. I'm not officially doing it just because I don't give a expletive . But I'm retired, but it's not like I announced it or anything."Injuries have impacted his career and what could be the final game of his career, a Super Bowl appearance with the Bengals against the ,"I was supposed to play in the Super Bowl -- well I played a little bit -- but I was supposed to go in, but I ended up getting hurt again," he said. "I told my wife this after the game, I was like 'there's nothing more frustrating knowing you're supposed to be out there but you physically can't because your body is just failing.' " While a Super Bowl run is what every NFL player works towards, Waynes said it did not feel the way it should have Chase Utley Jersey ."It didn't feel like a Super Bowl to me because my time Mike Piazza Jersey in Cincinnati has just been injuries," he said. "That's something that I never really experienced in Minnesota."It's not that teams aren't interested, but he wants to ensure his physical health remains intact. "I actually almost went to Philly to go back with JG ( defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon) and Ant (safety ). But at that point I was like 'I'm ready to be done,'" he said. "Could I easily keep playing several more years? Yes. But I got a family, I want to be around with my kids more." Pick Six Newsletter Crafted By The Best NFL Experts Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. I agree to receive the "Pick Six Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. By pre sing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the and acknowledge Paramount's . Kenley Jansen Jersey Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error proce sing your subscription. Looking back on his career, he feels like he accomplished everything he wanted to."For me, I played, I lived Kenta Maeda Jersey the dream, I did it, I made enough money to where I can take care of my family. Being able to walk away on my own terms is always something I wanted to do," he said. "There's more to life than football. And I want to enjoy life outside of football without limping or walking in pain all the time and stuff like that. It's bittersweet but I know at the end of the day it's probably the right decision." Waynes, who was released by the Bengals in March, has 259 tackles, seven interceptions, 43 pa ses defended and one sack in his career.
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