Report: Niners' Willis to retire

( - Patrick Willis will reportedly announce his retirement after eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Yahoo! Sports and reported the news, saying the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker will make it official on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old veteran played just six games last season because of a toe injury that eventually required surgery. He registered 34 tackles with an interception last season.

Willis was a first-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and recorded more than 100 tackles in six of his first seven seasons. The Ole Miss product also had 20 1/2 sacks with eight interceptions.