Most of the talk this off season for the Detroit Lions has been on the possible retirement of Calvin Johnson.  According to M-Live, another Lions player cornerback Rashean Mathis announced his retirement after 13 seasons.

Mathis spent the majority of his career in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.  He was a steady pro bowl cornerback, who ended up leaving in 2013.

He signed with the Lions and became their best corner.  Having a career revival in Detroit, when most players his age retire.  He not only showed it by his play on the field, but also had a veteran presence in the locker room.

Mathis is coming off a concussion during the second half of this past season.  He was also the second oldest corner in the league.


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