Linebacker Aaron Curry announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday via Twitter.
Curry, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, was cut by the New York Giants on Sunday as the team reduced its roster to 75 players. He had two tackles in three preseason games.
"After a lot of prayer. Consulting with God. The best thing for my family and myself is to retire from the @nfl. I enjoyed it #DeliveredDefender," Curry wrote.
The 27-year-old Curry was considered a can't-miss prospect when he came out of Wake Forest, but he never lived up to that billing.
Curry played in 35 games for the Seahawks before he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2011 for a seventh-round draft pick. In Oakland, he started nine games in 2011 and had a career-high 80 tackles. But he played in just two games last season after battling a knee injury and was cut in November.