Panthers LB Kuechly retiring after 8 seasons in NFL

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)-- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.

The 28-year-old Kuechly made the surprising announcement on the team’s website. Kuechly said he felt it was time to “move on.”

Kuechly was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro five times. He suffered three concussions during his career, which may have contributed to his decision.