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One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers on a one-year contract, quarterback Kyle Boller has retired, Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports.
A former first-round selection (19th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens out of Cal in the 2003 NFL Draft, Boller finishes his eight-year NFL career 20-27 as a starter with 861 completions of 1,519 attempts (56.7 completion percentage) and 48 touchdowns to 54 interceptions.
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The 6-3, 220-pound veteran spent his first five seasons with the Ravens (2003-07), before rounding out his career with the St. Louis Rams (2008), where he appeared in seven games with four starts, completing 98 of 176 passes for 899 yards with three touchdowns to six picks and the Oakland Raiders (2010-2011). In his final two seasons in Oakland, Boller was featured in seven games with one start and completed 17 of 32 throws for 186 yards and four interceptions.
The best years of his career happened in his second season with Baltim...
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SAN DIEGO– When quarterback Kyle Boller was drafted in 2003 he was supposed to be the answer at the one position that the Baltimore Ravens struggled at.
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