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Colts Pro Bowl TE Jack Doyle retires

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Nov 21, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 21, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts two-time Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle announced his retirement Monday after nine seasons.

Doyle, 31, released an extended statement through the Colts on Twitter. In it, he thanked his wife, family, Colts owner Jim Irsay, coaches and staff, agent, teammates and fans. Doyle was born and raised in Indianapolis.

“I now go back to being the fan I have always been and retiring from the great game of football,” Doyle wrote, in part. “I have a deep respect for the dedication and commitment it takes to be out there for your teammates. At this time, my body is telling me that is a sacrifice I can no longer make.”

Doyle finished his career with 295 catches for 2,729 yards and 24 touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2019. He played in 131 career games, making 84 starts, all for the Colts. He joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

“It’s rare when a player has the opportunity to play for his hometown team, thus we are extremely thankful for the nine outstanding seasons Jack spent with the Colts, the team he grew up cheering for,” Irsay said in a statement.

The Colts also save $5.45 million in cap space, giving the club $42.5 million heading into the new year.

–Field Level Media