Jarret Johnson to Sign 1-Day Contract to Retire with Ravens

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After playing 12 seasons in the NFL, Jarret Johnson is retiring– as a Raven.

Johnson, 33, played his first 9 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens where he recorded 20 sacks and only missed one game. He will sign a one-day contract with the Ravens so that he will be able to retire with the team that he feels most passionate about.

After declaring free agency, Johnson went to the San Diego Chargers and played from 2012-14. Just last season for the Chargers, Johnson recorded 51 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

In his career, Johnson played in 184 games and will finish with 506 tackles, 25.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles.

According to sources, Johnson is ready to take a break from football and focus on raising his two daughters.

He was set to make $5 million in 2015 with the Chargers.

“I also want to thank my Baltimore family,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “Where I leaned to be a pro and conduct yourself like a warrior on the field. Where I spent 9 of the best years of my life.”