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Colts tight end Jack Doyle announces retirement

Colts tight end Jack Doyle announced his retirement on Monday.

“Anyone who grew up in Indianapolis in the 1990s or 2000s would be a diehard Colts fan,” Doyle wrote. “Having the opportunity to play for this team for nine years is a dream. It will come true, and I will always remember it in my heart.”

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“Now I’m going back to being a fan and I’m retiring from football. … I’m proud that I’ve been playing the right way and doing my best… But now, my body tells me I can’t go on.”

Colts coach Frank Reich said: “We put a lot of trust in Jack and he can execute at the highest level both on offense and special teams. He’s one of our most dependable players, and his value is irreplaceable. ”

Doyle has 295 catches for 2,729 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 2 Pro Bowl selections. The 2017 season was his career best: 80 catches for 690 yards.