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Ex-Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas retiring from NFL

Ex-Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas retiring from NFL
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88), shown Jan. 17, 2016, finished his career with 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns. File Photo by Gary C. Caskey/UPI | License Photo

June 28 (UPI) -- Former Denver Broncos star receiver and five-time Pro Bowler Demaryius Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

In a video posted to the Broncos' official Twitter account, Thomas said he was stepping away from football and retiring as a Bronco.

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"I'm Demaryius Thomas. I finally came to a decision to hang it up," Thomas said to begin the video. "I'm going to retire and I'm going to retire a Denver Bronco. I'm done and I did well.

"... It was a tough decision, a real tough decision. Always as a kid or always when I did something, it was always [giving] my best to go and go and go -- and football was my go. Every year I tried to get better and better, and I knew I was aging. It was something tough, but I'm grateful I did 10, 11 years. I'm so grateful for that and now I can move on."

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The Broncos will honor Thomas during their Sept. 26 home opener against the New York Jets, the franchise he ended his career with in 2019.

Thomas was the first of two first-round draft picks for the Broncos in 2010 -- quarterback Tim Tebow was the other -- and played nine seasons in Denver. Thomas finished second in franchise history in receiving yards (9,055) and third in receptions (655).

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The 33-year-old Thomas played in 10 seasons overall and ended his career with 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns.

"D.T. was the complete package as a wide receiver, growing into one of the very best at his position," Broncos president of football operations John Elway said in a statement. "The combination of his size, speed, strength and athleticism was unmatched.

"Demaryius' remarkable consistency and production were instrumental in our offense setting historic records and our team winning a lot of games, including two AFC Championships and Super Bowl 50."

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Thomas later spent time with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Jets.

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