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Deon Grant announces his retirement

Former Seattle Seahawks safety Deon Grant announced his retirement today, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Grant, 34, played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Panthers, Jaguars, Seahawks and Giants.

After his three seasons in Seattle, Grant was released by the Seahawks when Pete Carroll took over 2010, and signed with the Giants as a free agent, winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2011.

Grant was one of the team leaders for the Seahawks during his tenure in Seattle, starting 48 games from 2007 to 2009, and totaling eight interceptions. One of Grant’s strengths was his durability. He played in 176 straight games.

Grant said he wants to stay involved in football, perhaps as a coach.

“I still study the game a lot,” Grant said, via The Daily News. “I study the game because I think that’s going to be a place where I land on my feet as far as coaching. I do a lot of charity work, I have other businesses running for me, but my main thing right now is getting back into that whole football swing of things.”