Andersen, 48, hangs up cleats as all-time top scorer

Updated: December 8, 2008, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Kicker Morten Andersen, the NFL's career-leading scorer, is retiring because of knee problems.

The 48-year-old Dane, who scored 2,544 points during his 25-year career, played for the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons but wasn't able to get a contract this year. Andersen said Monday he has given up his search and his NFL career.

"I realized I no longer can train in an optimal way because of my knees," Andersen told The Associated Press in a phone interview. ...

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