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Former Patriots linebacker Chase Winovich announced his NFL retirement

"The time has come for me to serve the universe in other ways."

Chase Winovich retirement announcement
Chase Winovich earlier in the 2023 season. AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper

Chase Winovich retires: Former Patriots linebacker Chase Winovich announced that he is retiring from his NFL playing career in a message the 28-year-old posted Tuesday night on social media.

“The time has come for me to serve the universe in other ways,” Winovich wrote in his message.

Drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, he played three seasons in New England, leading the team in sacks his rookie season with 5.5 in 16 games.

In 2022, he was traded to the Browns for linebacker Mack Wilson. After Cleveland, he had short stints with the Texans and Dolphins in 2023 prior to announcing his retirement.

“I consider myself beyond blessed and deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to play the game I love in front of so many and on some of the world’s biggest stages,” said Winovich.


“To quote my friend Matthew Slater, ‘We all owe football something,’ and that I certainly do.”

Adding that “the journey has just begun,” Winovich said he planned to share more about his future soon.

Trivia: The Patriots acquired the third round pick that was used to select Winovich from Seattle as part of a deal that sent a second-round pick back in exchange. Who did the Seahawks use that pick on?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: Wide receiver from the 2019 draft.

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The Bruins defeated Chicago 3-0 on Tuesday to improve to 6-0-0 on the season.

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Tonight, the Celtics begin the regular season in New York in a matchup against the Knicks at 7 p.m.

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