Niles Paul, a veteran NFL tight end, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Following a solid career at the University of Nebraska, Paul was selected by Washington in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. His best season took place in 2014, when he caught 39 of 52 targets for 507 yards and a score while averaging 13.0 yards per reception.
A versatile player who also saw time at fullback, receiver and as a kickoff returner, the 6-foot-1, 242-pound Paul amassed 1,776 all-purpose yards during his career.
Paul’s final active NFL season took place in Jacksonville, where he caught 10 of 13 targets for 98 yards in six regular season games. In all, Paul appeared in 88 regular season games that included 27 career starts. He appeared in one postseason game: Washington’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round of the 2012 NFC playoffs.
Paul finishes his career with 78 receptions for 954 yards and two touchdowns.