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Foxworth's playing days likely over

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(Credits: Kyle Nosal/The Carroll County Times)

It”s unfortunate that one of the classiest guys in the NFL had to limp his way to the finish line.

Former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who missed all of the 2010 and most of the 2011 seasons, will likely retire before this upcoming season, ac.

Foxworth, 29, was cut loose earlier this offseason and with no offers from any other teams on the table, his decision has basically been made for him.

In March, the former University of Maryland product was elected president of the NFL Players Association. He follows former center Kevin Mawae, who last played in 2009 for the Tennessee Titans.

Previously, Foxworth had become the youngest vice president of the NFLPA executive committee in 2008, .

If Foxworth does officially retire, he can remain president of the NFLPA until 2014, .

For his career, Foxworth has started 44 games in six NFL seasons with the Ravens, Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos. He has recorded 266 tackles, 51 passes defended and eight interceptions.