Veteran defensive end and former Buccaneer Robert Ayers has retired after nine seasons in the NFL.
— Robert E. Ayers Jr (@1_900_ayersjr) July 16, 2019
Ayers was a Denver Broncos 2009 first-round draft pick out of the University of Tennessee. He played for four different teams (Broncos, Giants, Buccaneers, and Lions) in his nine years.
Ayers career stats are as follows:
Ayers signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions in August of 2018 only to be released the next day. He was not signed by a team since his release.