Derrick Brooks officially retires

Updated: August 11, 2010, 1:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks is officially retiring from the NFL, making the announcement in a two-minute video presentation.

The 11-time Pro Bowl selection hasn't played in the league since being released by the Bucs following the 2008 season. He thanked fans, coaches and former teammates, including Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Ronde Barber and Simeon Rice, in the video message posted Wednesday on the web site derrickbrooks.tv.

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