Carolina Panthers CB Chris Houston retires from football

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have announced backup cornerback Chris Houston has decided to retire from the NFL after seven seasons.

Houston signed this offseason as a free agent and was competing for a backup position after sitting out all of 2014.

Houston started 91 games during his career with the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons.

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