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Former Syracuse Linebacker Parris Bennett Retires from NFL

Some things come too early.


On Tuesday, former Syracuse football linebacker Parris Bennett announced his retirement from the NFL.


Bennett’s decision comes just two months and 20 days after signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent and his graduation from Syracuse University and just 16 days before what would have been his first NFL preseason game.


In a post on Instagram, Bennett said his decision to retire comes as a result of long term health issues.


The Fizz spoke with Bennett in May about the beginnings of his time in the NFL.



Last year with SU, Bennett had 115 total tackles and 11 tackles for loss. In 40 career games with the Orange, he had 273 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss and two interceptions.


Published: David Edelstein

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