National Football League

Chargers legend Charlie Joiner announces retirement

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Hall of Fame wide receiver and Chargers wide receivers coach Charlie Joiner announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

Joiner, who ranks second in Chargers history in receiving yards (9,203) and fourth in touchdown catches (47), was the team's receivers coach since 2008. He also was the receivers coach for the Chargers from 1987-91, as well as the Bills (1992-2000) and Chiefs (2001-07).

Joiner played a total of 18 seasons in the AFL and NFL with the Houston Oilers (1969-72), Cincinnati Bengals (1972-75) and Chargers (1976-86).

He retired from playing after the 1986 season, as the NFL's all-time leading receiver with 750 career catches and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

01/22 15:21:41 ET

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