John Moffitt quits NFL

Former Broncos lineman John Moffitt announced his NFL retirement to his followers on the social media website twitter.

In the message, he offered a brief joke directed at the NFL's commissioner.

"Football was fun but my head hurts-haha kidding roger goodell," he wrote. "I'm on to new things, thanks to everyone along the way!!!"

The Associated Press got a hold of Moffitt, who told the wire service that he did not quit over a dispute of playing time, which was initially reported.

"I just really thought about it and decided I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all," Moffitt told the AP. "And I think it's really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money.

"Everybody, they just don't get it and they think it's crazy. But I think what I was doing is crazy."

Moffitt was placed on the reserve/left team list on Tuesday. To replace him, the Broncos activated J.D. Walton, who's had a long-term ankle injury dating back to last season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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