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Seahawks linebacker Joshua Perry retiring at 24 after 6th concussion

Seahawks linebacker Joshua Perry announced he is retiring after the sixth documented concussion of his career.

The Seattle Seahawks have lost another player off their 90-man roster due to injury. Linebacker Joshua Perry announced on twitter that he is retiring after sustaining his sixth career (documented) concussion at training camp last Friday.

Perry, 24, was drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft after an accomplished career at Ohio State University. He carved out a role as a special teams player and a backup inside linebacker with the Chargers, playing in 15 games and and racking up eight tackles.

He was released after the 2016 season and spent most of 2017 on the Colts practice squad, appearing in two games. Seattle signed him to compete for a backup spot at middle linebacker.

Seattle used their extra roster spot to sign former San Francisco 49ers safety Lorenzo Jerome. Jerome, 24, appeared in four games with the 49ers last season after being picked up as an undrafted free agent.

He will compete with the likes of Maurice Alexander, Akeem King and TJ Mutcherson for a role as a backup safety this season.

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