At 26yrs old, Mehdi Abdesmad is retiring from the NFL

According to a recent report by RDS, Mehdi Abdesmad has decided to hang up the cleats at the age of 26.

The 6’6″, 280-pound defensive end went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft, but was signed by the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2016. He was then released to the practice roster September 2016. He would then be promoted to the active roster in December 12, 2016 only to be put on the injury reserve December 23, 2016. He played two games as a rookie, but was put on waivers August 21, 2017.

From there, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 28, 2017 and was waived September 2, 2017.

Adbesmad played for the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates in Montreal, QC and committed to Boston College in 2011. He played on Team Quebec (2008), Team Canada Juniors (2009), and Team World (2010).

2010 stats: 45 tackles, 13 assists, 15 sacks, 18 tackles for loss

Abdesmad said that he is looking to spend more time with his family as he has been away from them since he was 19. Graduating from Boston College with degree in Finance, he will also have completed a degree in Administration and Leadership in the coming weeks.

Starting a new football school and being involved with coaching, Abdesmad wants to continue to promote football to the younger generations, but also to enable them to know that there is a life after football.


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