Canadian DB Adam Berger announces retirement

Canadian defensive back Adam Berger has retired from professional football.

“I want to thank the Calgary Stampeders for the five amazing years I got to spend in such a great city playing for such a great organization,” Berger said in a statement.

“I’d also like to thank the Ottawa RedBlacks for the memorable time I got to spend in Ottawa. To all the teammates, coaches, staff, equipment managers, physiotherapists, trainers and anyone else who has impacted my career, both past and present, thank you for making this journey so unforgettable.”

Berger played six seasons in the CFL, five with the Calgary Stampeders, winning two Grey Cups. Berger played 89 games recording 32 tackles, 25 special-teams tackles, four knockdowns, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

“We’re disappointed to see Adam go but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours,” Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement.

“He was a solid and dependable player for us and made important contributions both on defence and special teams. In particular, he really came on at the end of last season to help us win a championship.”