Tennessee Titans tight end Craig Stevens has decided to hang ’em up.
The veteran tight end announced his retirement Tuesday after eight professional seasons all with the Titans.
“Craig is a consummate pro,” Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said in a press release. “I have enjoyed working with him as a position coach and as a head coach, and he was someone who could always be counted on. He worked at his craft and was always accountable for his play.”
Stevens caught 60 passes for 724 yards and six touchdowns during his Titans career. He played in 109 career games and made 72 starts with Tennessee.
He was brought back by the team on a one-year contract in February, but wasn’t expected to play an enormous role in the offense with Delanie Walker at the forefront of Tennessee’s passing attack. Stevens had been excused from practice the past two days for personal reasons.
Even though his stats weren’t gaudy, Stevens will be missed in the Titans locker room.
“We are proud to call him a Titan, and he is always welcome around this team,” Mularkey said. “We wish him and his family the best in his next chapter of life.”