Patrick retires

Ben Patrick has decided to retire.

The Giants announced Saturday night that the veteran tight end has decided to no longer play football, and was placed on the reserve/retired list.

Patrick joined the Giants on Monday after playing with the Arizona Cardinals, and was expected to compete for playing time after Kevin Boss left and signed with the Oakland Raiders.

But Patrick found himself down on the depth charts behind Travis Beckum and Bear Pascoe, and apparently, he's had enough.

Patrick played four seasons in the NFL -- all with Arizona -- compiling 446 yards and four touchdowns on 45 receptions in 42 games.