RB Rashard Mendenhall to retire

Updated: March 9, 2014, 6:31 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Teams have been told that Arizona Cardinals free-agent running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring.

Mendenhall hinted at as much in a Feb. 25 column he wrote for the Huffington Post when he said, "As I write this, today is the day that the journey is over and I am fully at peace. Eagerly looking to a new way, which lies ahead."

Agent Mike McCartney confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Mendenhall had decided to end his playing career.

The 26-year-old Mendenhall was ...

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