After 11 seasons, Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan is retiring from the NFL.

Kerrigan is thankful for the time he spent playing, she says in a statement.

He leaves because the time has come for his to do so.

He had a successful career from the beginning in Washington.

He scored a touchdown in his first game,

and it turned out to be the game-winner, with a 28th-14 victory over the Giants.

The first Pro Bowl nod came in his second season

Kerrigan was a relentless pass rusher and had the most sacks in team history.

He collected 95.5 sacks and sometimes he had 10-plus QB takedowns.

His high was 13.5 sacks in 2014.

Kerrigan signed a season deal with the Philadelphia Eagles after 10 years with the Washington Redskins.

After 16 games he was only able to earn 3 tackles and had his first season without a sack.