Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Mike Person announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, according to He spent the past two seasons with San Francisco and started as a right guard at Super Bowl LIV in February.

The 49ers released Person, a nine-year veteran, in March, resulting in a salary savings of $ 2.5 million. The offensive lineman signed a three-year contract with San Francisco on March 3, 2019.

“I feel like now is the right time,” Person told “Obviously I wish it would have ended differently, especially last season. You take a beating, and anyone who has played knows it. At some point you just have to tell yourself that the time is right.”

The person struggled with a neck injury late last season.

“My children are growing up and I will most likely spend the entire season away from them if I had to sign with someone,” added Person. “I’ve already missed too much.”

The 49ers made Person a Montana state seventh-round pick in 2011. The offensive lineman spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before Rejoin San Francisco on May 9, 2018.

The person has 73 in-game appearances and 48 begins through his nine NFL seasons. She appeared in three playoff games.