After spending 12 years playing in the NFL, it appears Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Kelly Gregg is ready to move on from the game. The veteran was honored Tuesday by his high school in a ceremony that saw his No. 71 jersey raised to the rafters and seems to have revealed his playing days are over.
The Oklahoman reports “Gregg hasn’t announced it yet, but he plans to retire after a long NFL career.”
Gregg started his career as a sixth round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals before landing with the Philadelphia Eagles for three games in 1999. He earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 and would be a member of that defense until last season when he made his way to Kansas City.
In his only season with the Chiefs, Gregg appeared in all 16 games, starting 14, recording 39 tackles and one sack.
Gregg told the paper how nice it was to finally play close to his home.
“I probably spent more on tickets this year than I ever did in Baltimore because it was so close and people were coming up.”
If he does indeed decide to call it a career, it’s been one helluva run by anyone’s standards. No doubt he would be welcomed back to Kansas City if he wants to give it a shot for one more season.