Cut by the New York Giants, veteran linebacker Aaron Curry announces his retirement from the NFL via his Twitter account.

"After a lot of prayer. Consulting with God. The best thing for my family and myself is to retire from the @nfl. I enjoyed it #DeliveredDefender," Curry wrote.

Curry is a former Seattle Seahawks first-round draft pick selected fourth overall out of Wake Forest. He also played for the Oakland Raiders.

“We have to understand its a sport and a business, it is NOT an evaluation of personal worth,” Curry wrote on his Twitter account when he was released.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.