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Former Broncos and Texans lineman Chris Myers retires from NFL

Myers (62), seen above alongside former teammate Matt Lepsis (78), has retired from professional football.

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After a ten-year career, free agent offensive lineman Chris Myers announced his retirement from the NFL on his Twitter page Tuesday.

Former Broncos teammate Chris Kuper was the first to congratulate his career.

Myers, 33, was drafted as a guard by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL draft. In his third season, Myers moved to center after starter Tom Nalen went down with injury.

During the 2008 offseason, Denver traded Myers to the Texans, where he finished his career. Myers earned two Pro Bowl selections (2011, '12) in Houston, allowing an average of just over one sack per season.

Myers was part of a Texans offensive line that helped Gary Kubiak's offense produce the NFL's leading passer (Matt Schaub, '09), rusher (Arian Foster, '10), and receiver (Andre Johnson, '08-09), according to team spokesman Patrick Smyth.

After Myers was released by the Texans earlier this offseason, there was early speculation that he could reunite with Kubiak in Denver. Then reports emerged that the team was interested in Myers, but Denver never brought him in.

Enjoy retirement, Chris.