Powell has opted to retire from the NFL, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Powell was signed by the Eagles in mid-May, as he was expected to provide the team with a depth option at linebacker. Instead of playing through this season, he's opted to retire, so he'll finish his two-year career with 23 total tackles and a sack over 19 games. Powell missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL, so that injury may have played a factor in his decision to retire.
Powell, a 6-foot-2 linebacker, missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL as a member of the Bills. He figures to provide veteran depth in a thin linebacker corps, while Nigel Bradham, Jordan Hicks, and Mychal Kendricks remain the expected starters.
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