Emanuel announced Thursday via his personal twitter account that he's decided to retire from the NFL.
Emanuel is still somewhat young at age 27, but decided to step away, citing no specific reason for his retirement. He did, however, say that injuries have piled up and wanted to consider his long-term health in the decision. After he was drafted in the fifth-round in the 2015 draft by the Chargers, Emanuel started 32 games for the team and racked up 147 tackles (94 solo), four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Emanuel (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Emanuel was added to the injury report mid-week with the hip issue but won't be forced to miss game action. The 27-year-old should see his usual snap-share at outside linebacker at Oakland.
Emanuel has a hip injury and is questionable for Sunday's game at Oakland, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
Emanuel hasn't missed a game since his rookie year in 2015, but he earned the questionable tag after practicing on a limited basis Thursday and not participating Friday. Uchenna Nwosu would see increased work at outside linebacker if Emanuel is unable to play Sunday.
|2015||San Diego Chargers||15||25||16.0||9||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||58||36.0||22||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||34||21.0||13||1.5||1||23||23.0||23||0||3|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||30||21.0||9||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1||1.0||1||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||18||1||1|