Derrick Ward announces his retirement

Terry McCormick

Running back Derrick Ward announced on Twitter that he is retiring from the NFL.

Ward, who spent eight years in the league, was drafted by the New York Jets, but also spent time with the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans in his career.

The former seventh-round pick ran for a career-best 1,025 yards with the Giants in 2008.

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