Sam MIlls retires from NFL after 12 seasons – with Carolina Panthers for last three years

Sam MIlls retires from NFL after 12 seasons – with Carolina Panthers for last three years – Brief Article

Sam Mills, who has spent the last three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, is retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons in the league.

Mills, 39, and a five-time Pro Bowler, will walk away from football with more than 1,300 tackles, including 116 this season with the Panthers.

Before coming to the Panthers, the veteran linebacker spent nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Before joining the NFL in 1986, he played in the USFL where he helped the Philadelphia Stars earn championships in 1984 and 1985.

In his pro career Mills led his teams in tackles 11 times in 15 seasons and last year became the oldest defender in NFL history to be a Pro Bowl starter.

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