Former NFL safety Deon Grant has decided to retire with the New York Giants today.
Deon Grant will retire with the #Giants. An 11-year vet and (part-time) Jersey resident. All round good guy.
— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) August 7, 2013
Grant was a big part of the Giants 2011 Super Bowl run.
“I want to retire as a Giant because I want to be a Giant for the rest of my life,” said Grant, via the Record.
“The Giants are a connection in my heart that I knew that I was supposed to be there,” Grant said, via the NY Daily News. “The last year that I signed there to go to the Super Bowl I could have signed with a bunch of teams, but I wanted to sign with the Giants. The way that the owners opened the doors and signed me back and the general manager (Jerry Reese) and the coaching staff … we did each other a favor, but it definitely solidified my career for me.”
Grant played for the Panthers from 2000-2003, Jaguars 2004-2006, Seahawks 2007-2009 and the Giants from 2010-2011.
Grant racked up 771 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 11 interceptions in his career.