Former CFL all-star cornerback Tommie Campbell tweets retirement

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It appears as though Tommie Campbell has decided to end his professional football career.

The 33-year-old defensive back signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts in January 2020, which would have been his fifth CFL season. That pact was worth approximately $120,000 per season.

Campbell was a seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2011 and played three seasons with the team, making 32 total tackles, one knockdown, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery over 37 games.

He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and appeared in seven games in 2014, making five total tackles. Released after training camp the following year, the defender spent the rest of the season out of football before signing with the Calgary Stampeders.

The six-foot-two, 205-pound defender had a sensational rookie CFL season in 2016, making 71 tackles and three interceptions in 18 starts. He was named a CFL all-star and posted strong numbers again in 2017, recording 38 total tackles and two interceptions with Calgary.

The Montreal Alouettes signed Campbell to a high-priced contract in 2018. He made 105 total tackles, four interceptions, and three forced fumbles in 33 games with the team and was named an East Division all-star in 2019.

Campbell was released by the Als due to salary cap constraints.