A poor knee had left the Danish native unable to find football work in 2008. From AP-
Kicker Morten Andersen, the NFL’s career-leading scorer, is retiring because of knee problems.
The 48-year-old Dane, who scored 2,544 points during his 25-year career, played for the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons but wasn’t able to get a contract this year. Andersen said Monday he has given up his search and his NFL career.
Morten Andersen cited old knees and lack of a contract Monday when announcing his retirement in his native Denmark.
He kicked for five NFL teams in 25 years, including 13 seasons for the New Orleans Saints, eight for the Falcons, two for the Kansas City Chiefs and one season each with the New York Giants and the Vikings.
A Copenhagen native, Andersen went to the United States in 1977 as an exchange student and played at Michigan State.
Good luck in retirement Morten.
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