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Former Eagles offensive tackle retires

Say goodbye to the King.

Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

NFL veteran offensive tackle King Dunlap is retiring after nine years in the NFL. Dunlap’s representation announced as much on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Dunlap began his career in Philadelphia when the Eagles selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The 6-9, 330 pound behemoth made 19 starts in 52 appearances with the Birds over four seasons.

The San Diego Chargers signed Dunlap after the offensive tackle’s contract with the Eagles expired. After playing well in 2013, Dunlap was signed to a four-year deal worth $28 million. Dunlap finished his four years in San Diego with 46 starts in 46 games played.

Dunlap drew a lot of criticism from Eagles fans for struggling early in his career, but he eventually settled in as a solid NFL starter. He ended up having a pretty good career for being the No. 230 overall pick with 65 starts in 98 games played.

Good luck to the King in his retirement.

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