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Former receiver Brandon Lloyd retires from NFL

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One of the NFL's most underrated players is walking away from the game.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL receiver Brandon Lloyd announced his retirement from the NFL Thursday.

"I am so thankful for the years I spent in the NFL," Lloyd said in a statement released by his agency. "I do not have one regret, and I am blessed to leave the game in such a healthy and happy place."

In his statement, Lloyd thanked Josh McDaniels for "truly believing" in him, and he acknowledged players including Kyle Orton and Champ Bailey.

Lloyd, 34, spent two and a half seasons in Denver and had a career year in 2010, leading the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards. Lloyd also caught 11 touchdown passes that season, a team high.

Lloyd was traded away to St. Louis midway through the following season, and he most recently played for the 49ers in 2014. He ends his eleven-year career with 399 receptions for 5,989 yards and 36 scores.

Lloyd was known for his "Can't see me" wave and his aerobatic catches, wowing fans with Odell Beckham Jr.-esque snags before they were in vogue.

Enjoy retirement, Brandon.