Broncos' Chris Kuper retires

Updated: March 10, 2014, 9:20 PM ET
By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com

Guard Chris Kuper, a player Denver Broncos coach John Fox consistently called "as tough a guy as you'll ever meet," told team officials Monday morning he intends to retire from the NFL after eight seasons.

A gruesome ankle injury in the last game of the 2011 regular season and the infection that followed last year were too much for Kuper to physically overcome as he now enters his post-playing life. A former team captain and one of the most universally-respected players in the locker room, ...

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