Chargers security Nasir Adderley, 25, declares retirement

Nasir Adderley, a 2019 second-round choose who began the final three seasons for the Chargers, introduced his retirement Thursday on social media.

The 25-year-old security grew to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday.

Writing that he was “finally going to put myself first for once,” Adderley talked about his well being and a want to spend extra time with family members as motivation.

“I believe I have yet to scratch the surface of the player I could be,” he wrote, “but if it’s at the expense of my peace of mind then it’s no longer for me.”

The Chargers took Adderley with the sixtieth general choose 4 years in the past. He performed collegiately at Delaware.

After accidents restricted him to 4 video games as a rookie, Adderley emerged as a starter in 2020. He began 44 of the 46 video games he appeared in over the final three seasons.

In 2022, Adderley struggled at instances and was benched in favor of Alohi Gilman at one level. He performed solely two defensive snaps within the Chargers’ AFC wild-card playoff loss at Jacksonville.

Gilman is the first possibility to exchange Adderley, with free company nonetheless ongoing. Former Rams security John Johnson III is a free agent and has been linked to discussions with the Chargers.

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