Falcons offensive tackle Todd Weiner announced his retirement Thursday.
Weiner's 11 year career bagan with the Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001) and moved on to Atlanta Falcons (2002-2008). He started 118 of his 152 career games.
“I want to thank (Owner & CEO) Arthur Blank, (General Manager) Thomas Dimitroff and Coach (Mike) Smith for the opportunities they gave me to play here,” Weiner said in a statement released by the team. “The Falcons are a first-class organization and due to the positive experiences my family and I have had here in Atlanta, we will continue to live and be active members of this community.”
“Todd Weiner epitomizes toughness, grit and everything a championship caliber football player should be,” Smith said in a statement. “As good of a player as Todd was for the Falcons, he was an even better person in our community through a variety of highly publicized charitable endeavors working with children. He will be sorely missed by our football team on and off the field, but one thing is for certain – Todd will always be a Falcon.”
Weiner started 11 games this season and appeared in all 16. He has 3 years remaining on his contract.