DL Cory Redding announces retirement

Defensive lineman Cory Redding announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the league.

He made the announcement on Twitter.

Redding played in 12 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season and finished the year on injured reserve. He was released by the team in April.

Redding, 35, was a third-round pick out of Texas by the Detroit Lions in 2003. In 188 games with the Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Cardinals, he racked up 35.5 career sacks.

After the 2006 season, the Lions placed a franchise tag on Redding, and in 2007 they signed him to a seven-year, $49 million contract that made Redding the highest-paid defensive tackle in the league at the time.

The deal did not pay off for the Lions. In March 2009, Detroit traded Redding to Seattle.

After productive seasons in Baltimore and Indianapolis, Redding considered retirement before the 2015 season but went to Arizona to play for coach Bruce Arians, who had worked with Redding in Indianapolis.

Redding had a couple of memorable plays last season with the Cardinals. He returned an interception 30 yards against the Lions before being tackled at the goal line by quarterback Matthew Stafford. And he scooped up an Aaron Rodgers fumble and returned it 36 yards for a TD against the Packers, stiff-arming Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy along the way.