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Seau retiring ... again

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  January 13, 2010 05:23 PM

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Patriots linebacker Junior Seau has indicated he is retiring from football -- again. Seau announced it during a taping of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” on Wednesday.

"Cris, I’m surfing,” Seau told "Inside the NFL" host Cris Collinsworth. “It’s all over with the speeches. Whatever happens, I can say, honestly say, that that probably was my last game.”

The program is scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m.

Seau has played for the Patriots the last four seasons; he's joined mid-season as an injury replacement the last two.

If indeed Seau is done, he will have capped a 20-year NFL career with 12 Pro Bowls and 1404 tackles. He played in seven contests for the Patriots after coming out of retirement and signing with the Patriots on Oct. 16, 2009. He recorded 14 tackles this season, but his best game came in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the postseason. Seau played at inside linebacker and had six tackles in the loss.

Seau first "retired" from the NFL in 2006, using the word "graduated" to describe his transition from gridiron to surfboard. He signed with the Patriots four days later.

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