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                        === Bills DE Kelsay retires ===
 
 Orchard  Park, NY  (Sports Network) - Buffalo Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay
 announced his retirement after playing 10 years with the team.
 
 Kelsay informed general manager Buddy Nix of his decision Wednesday.
 
 Kelsay's  2012  season was cut  short due  to a torn  ligament in his neck. He
 registered  14 tackles and  two sacks while starting four of the nine games he
 played last season.
 
 "It  is something  that has  been kind  of on  our minds  for a  couple months
 really,"  Kelsay said  of his  decision. "My  wife and  I discussed  different
 options  really since  the neck injury. Other factors weighed into the overall
 decision.  I just felt  like as much as I kind of went back-and-forth on it, I
 believe  if you  are  thinking  about retirement  that  much  you are  already
 retired. I am happy with the decision that we made. I look forward to the next
 chapter of my life."
 
 A second-round selection in the 2003 draft out of Nebraska, Kelsay appeared in
 147 games for the Bills and had 32 1/2 sacks.
 
 
 
 
 02/27 20:45:16 ET