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Veteran Chiefs lineman Lilja announces retirement

Updated: December 31, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement Monday.

Lilja said he was going to "hang it up" after the Kansas City Chiefs finished a 2-14 season with a 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Lilja had played guard his entire career until injuries along the Chiefs' line forced him to play center the majority of this season.

"I'm ready to shut it down and move ...

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