Broncos' John Moffitt quits football: 'I'm ready to live a different kind of life'

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive lineman John Moffitt is moving on from football.

Broncos offensive lineman John Moffitt is retiring from the NFL. The former Wisconsin Badger told Dave Softy Mahler of Sportsradio 950 KJR in Seattle, that he is planning to walk away from the game at the age of 27. The one-time Seattle Seahawk also told Mahler that "I'm ready to live a different kind of life."

Moffitt was absent from Monday's practice with the Broncos, according to the Denver Post's Mike Klis. With Moffitt out, the Broncos activated center J.D. Walton from physically unable to perform list, per Klis. Moffitt told the Broncos that he was leaving the team on Sunday, according to Mahler.

Moffitt has appeared in 19 games over three seasons with the Seahawks and Broncos. Seattle initially tried to deal Moffitt to the Browns but he failed a physical and the deal was canceled. The Seahawks later dealt him to Broncos in August. He appeared in just two games with Denver.

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