(NEW YORK) — After 11 seasons in the NFL, linebacker Scott Fujita has retired. Fujita signed a one-day contract with the Saints on Monday in Machu Picchu, which is located in the Antes Mountains in Peru, and then official retired.
Fujita played for the Cleveland Browns the last three seasons and helped the Saints win a Super Bowl during his three seasons in New Orleans (2006-09).
“I’ve been fortunate to play in this league for a long time and for some great organizations, but there is no doubt that my times spent in New Orleans were some of the best years of my life,” Fujita said in a statement released by the team.
“The way the team and the community embraced us when we first arrived, and the way they continue to do so, even today, shows how deep this connection is. I’m honored to be a part of this organization and so proud to retire as a New Orleans Saint,” Fujita continued.
Fujita finished his NFL career with 767 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and seven interceptions in 143 career games.
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