Former Jets and Chiefs defensive end Mike Devito has retired, he announced in a letter to the Bangor Daily News in Maine.
DeVito, 31, spent all of last season with the Kansas City Chiefs, the final year of a three-year contract he signed with the team in 2013. The defensive end started his career with the New York Jets, where he played from 2007–2012.
“There are more important things in life than football,” DeVito wrote in his announcement. “As hard as it is to say goodbye to the game that has made me the man I am, I cannot wait for the second half of this journey through life, loving [my wife] Jessie more and more every day and watching my son Rocco start a journey of his own.”
DeVito played in 110 games in his nine-year career. He recorded 250 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks and three pass deflections. He initially joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Maine.