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By The Sports Xchange February 27, 2013 6:50 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay will retire after 10 years with the team. Kelsay met with Bills general manager Buddy Nix on Wednesday to announce the news. Buffalo selected the former Nebraska star in the second-round of the 2003 draft, and he never left. He appeared in 147 games with 120 starts and totaled 32.5 sacks, the ninth-most in franchise history. "One of my goals was to finish my career with the team that drafted me and that came to fruition," Kelsay said. "I feel very blessed to say that." Kelsay produced a career season in 2006, recording 88 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He finished his career with 522, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He was voted a defensive captain by his teammates in 2007, 2008 and 2010. "Chris has been the consummate professional throughout his career and we will miss him," Nix said. "He always gave 100 percent, regardless of the situation and regardless of the score. He did everything with class and was an excellent team leader."