The Panthers say two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil plans to retire after the 2018 season when his contract expires.
Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond confirmed the news on Tuesday.
Kalil becomes the second long-time Panthers player to announce he is retiring after next season. Outside linebacker Thomas Davis told NFL.com earlier this month the 2018 season will be his last.
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, who turns 33 in March, was plagued by neck and shoulder injuries the last two seasons that limited him to 14 games. He had hoped to play more after the Panthers signed his younger brother Matt Kalil to play left tackle last offseason.
Kalil has started 129 games during his 11 seasons with the Panthers and been to five Pro Bowls. He was named All-Pro in 2013 and 2015.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season when he injured his left knee in December. He then missed the entire 2017 season when he injured the same knee in training camp. Now he thinks it’s time to protect that knee more carefully.
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But that’s just for the season, when he’s at risk of getting hit. In the non-contact Organized Team Activities going on now, Tannehill is without a brace and says he can do everything he needs to do on the field.
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Tannehill said his left knee is feeling so good that he doesn’t even give it any thought as he’s doing his offseason work. The Dolphins hope the same can be said when that knee is braced and he’s playing for real.
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