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Kansas City Chiefs LB Mark Simoneau Announces His Retirement

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed LB Mark Simoneau three weeks ago and he was active for just one game -- last week against the Denver Broncos -- before suffering an injury and exiting the game in the first half. On Wednesday, the Chiefs announced Simoneau has been placed on injured reserve.

On Thursday, Simoneau announced his retirement from football.

"It’s hard to end my career on this note, but the thought of not being able to pick my daughter up was enough to make me realize I have to move on to the next phase of my life," Simoneau said in a statement, per Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com.  "I’d like to thank my family and all of the people who supported me throughout my career and also express my sincere appreciation to Scott Pioli, Todd Haley and Gary Gibbs for bringing me in.  I’ve been a part of two Super Bowl teams during my career and I know they are building something special here in Kansas City.  It was a thrill for a kid from Kansas to be able to put on a Chiefs uniform."

It was kind of like a full circle for Simoneau. He's from Smith Center, Kansas, and then went to Kansas State and ended his NFL career in Kansas City.

Good luck to Mark Simoneau in the future.