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Sony Michel retires after 5 seasons

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Los Angeles Rams running back Sony Michel has informed the team he has decided to retire, head coach Sean McVay told reporters Saturday.

Michel signed a one-year deal with the Rams in June. He previously spent one season with L.A. in 2021 after being acquired in a trade from the New England Patriots.

The 28-year-old signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2022. He was released by the Dolphins before the season but signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in August. He only had 36 carries for 106 yards for the Chargers last season before being released in December.

Michel was selected in the first round of the 2018 draft by the Patriots. He led New England in rushing his rookie season and was a workhorse in the playoffs, recording six touchdowns. He scored Super Bowl LIII's only touchdown in New England's victory over the Rams.

The two-time Super Bowl champion also had a tremendous college career at Georgia, rushing for 3,613 yards on 590 attempts over four years. He posted 7.9 yards per carry with 1,227 rushing yards in his final campaign with the Bulldogs.

Michel played five seasons in the NFL, totaling 3,243 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in 65 regular-season games.

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