TAMPA, Fla. – Kicker Nate Kaeding is calling it an NFL career.
Kaeding, 31, a nine-year NFL veteran, chose to retire Thursday. He cited to KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an ACL tear sustained in Week 1 in 2011, when he was part of the San Diego Chargers, and a lingering groin injury sustained last season as the reasons.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to a one-year deal last month after the kicker spent last season between the Chargers and the Dolphins.
Kaeding, who debuted with the Chargers in 2004, finishes 181-for-210 on field-goal attempts and 352-for-354 on extra-point tries for his career.