After seven years in the NFL, Matt LaCosse, who spent the previous three with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on social media on Tuesday. LaCosse started his NFL career in 2015 with the New York Giants after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois. Before joining the Denver Broncos for the 2017 season, he played in two games with Big Blue in 2015 and 2017.
For the Broncos in 2018, LaCosse had some success. He participated in 15 games, starting five of them, and recorded a career-high 24 receptions for 250 yards and his first NFL touchdown, a 10-yard catch from Case Keenum in the Week 11 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. LaCosse continued his career with the Patriots for the following three seasons before moving on to New England. LaCosse participated in 34 games over his career, including 14 starts. He caught 40 passes for 403 yards and two scores.