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Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jerraud Powers retires

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After eight seasons, the veteran cornerback has called it a career.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, the Baltimore Ravens needed help in the secondary, and especially at the cornerback position. They addressed this need on draft day and shortly after in the second half of free agency when they selected Tavon Young and signed veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers. Powers had previously played for the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals for the first seven years of his career.

Powers did a good job for Baltimore overall as he applied a veteran presence in both coverage and tackling. Powers recorded 33 tackles, one sack, five passes defensed, and two interceptions. Powers was effective stepping in as a starter and added great depth.

Powers remained unsigned and there still was a shot of him coming back to add to a secondary that looks really good. However, Powers announced on Instagram that he is calling it a career:

Powers mentions that he feels he can still play physically but he is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life. Powers definitely would've found another job for 2017, and he might have even made his way back to Baltimore. After being drafted by the Colts in 3rd round of the 2009 draft, Powers will finish his career at the age of 29 with 345 total tackles, three sacks, and 13 interceptions.