Former New York Giants tight end Matt LaCosse has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.

LaCosse, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie out of Illinois in 2015, said his goodbyes via Instagram on Tuesday.

“I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to those who have helped me follow my dream. I am saying goodbye to the game that I love, the game that I have sacrificed so much for and I want to truly say thank you to those who have sacrificed so much for me. This dream wouldn’t have been possible without you,” LaCosse wrote in part.

The Giants initially waived LaCosse off of IR with an injury settlement in 2015 but he wouldn’t be gone long. After a six-day stint with the New York Jets, the tight end re-signed to Big Blue’s practice squad in November of that season. He’s remain with the Giants until just prior to the conclusion of the 2017 season.

The Denver Broncos swooped in and signed LaCosse off of the Giants’ practice squad and kept him through the 2018 season. In 2019, he signed on with the New England Patriots and remained with the team through his retirement announcement.

In 34 career games (14 starts), LaCosse recorded 40 receptions for 403 yards and two touchdowns.

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