Brandon Moore had a tough time holding back the tears.
The former New York Jets guard was officially saying goodbye to the game he loves, and retiring with the only NFL team for which he ever played.
''For a guy that was undrafted and came in through the back door,'' Moore said Friday, ''to be escorted out the front door at the end of your career is a great accomplishment.''
Moore was invited back to the team facility to retire as a member of the Jets, officially ending a playing career in which he spent 11 seasons with the franchise. Signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Illinois in 2002, Moore successfully made the switch from defensive tackle to right guard.
''You don't realize it when you're playing how stressful or wound up this job makes you,'' Moore said. ''To get a break from that, I'm enjoying it. I spent my whole career looking over my shoulder, waiting for a guy to try to take my job.''
Moore was selected for his only Pro Bowl after the 2011 seas...