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Devin Thomas announces retirement on Twitter

Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement Sunday with a message on Twitter.

"I have decided to retire from the NFL," Thomas wrote Sunday on his Twitter page.

Thomas played in 55 career games with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants, catching 43 passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns.

The 25-year-old Thomas, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2011, signed a one-year deal with Chicago in March.

"God has blessed me with achieving a childhood dream," Thomas said on his Twitter page. "I want to give back to my hometown and coach/mentor kids so they can reach their own."