NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans tight end Craig Stevens is retiring at the age of 31.

The Titans announced Tuesday that Stevens has informed the team he will file retirement paperwork with the NFL. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said in a statement that ''Craig is a consummate pro'' and that ''we are proud to call him a Titan, and he is always welcome around this team.''

Stevens spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Titans, who drafted him in the third round out of California in 2008.

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Stevens had 12 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns last season while receiving the Ed Block Courage Award from teammates after overcoming a leg injury he'd suffered in 2014. He posted career totals of 60 receptions for 724 yards and six touchdowns.

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