CLEVELAND — Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Malik Jackson is retiring after 10 NFL seasons.
Jackson made the announcement Friday on the NFL Network.
“That was the goal. Ten to 12 years was my goal,” Jackson said. “I was able to get to a point where I was doing OK. I was doing pretty well for myself. I did enough. I have a daughter, and I need to go home and be with her and start living life.”
Jackson played four seasons in Denver after being a fifth-round pick out of Tennessee in the 2012 NFL draft. He helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 in 2016 before moving on to play three seasons in Jacksonville.
Jackson earned a spot in the 2017 Pro Bowl after finishing with eight sacks and played the next two seasons in Philadelphia. The 33-year-old spent the 2021 season with Cleveland and didn't play last year.
Jackson had 292 tackles and 35 1/2 sacks in 142 career games.