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Chris Long, former Patriot, announces his retirement

Defensive lineman Chris Long (left) spent one season with the Patriots.Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File/Globe Staff

Defensive end Chris Long, who played on the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI title team, announced his retirement Saturday.

“I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute” of an 11-year career, Long tweeted.

Long, 34, spent one season in Foxborough. He played for the then-St. Louis Rams for most of his career, went to the Patriots, and ended his career with a two-year stint with the Eagles.

Long is the son of Howie Long, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who was raised in Charlestown and starred at Milford High School.

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