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Brad Meester to retire after Jaguars 2013 season

Jaguars center Brad Meester has announced that he will retire following the 2013 season.

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Long-time Jacksonville Jaguars starting center Brad Meester announced on Wednesday that he would retire from the NFL at the conclusion of the 2013 NFL season. It's not a huge surprise, as the 36-year old offensive lineman reportedly considered retiring in this past off season.

Meester has been with the Jaguars since he was drafted by the franchise in the second-round of the 2000 NFL Draft and was the last remaining player from the Tom Coughlin era. Meester has started 207 games in his career for the Jaguars. missing just 15 games total in his 14-year career.

Meester has been a cornerstone on the Jaguars offensive line since he took over the center position in 2003, playing guard his first few seasons, but over the past few seasons his play began to decline and you could tell his career was coming to a close.

Meester set the franchise record for consecutive games played with 92 in a row and has played for ever single head coach in the current franchise's history.