On Tuesday night, one of the best players in Panthers history hung up his cleats.

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly announced that he was retiring from the NFL at the age of 28; Kuechly made his announcement in a video released on the Panthers’ official Twitter account and as one would expect, Kuechly’s sudden news sent shockwaves around the NFL.

Some of Kuechly’s former and current teammates, as well as players he has played against around the league, sent their best wishes to the Panthers defensive leader.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey

Panthers Safety Tre Boston

Former Panthers and Current Chargers LB Thomas Davis

Former Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera

Panthers Safety Eric Reid

Panthers WR DJ Moore

Panthers Guard Trai Turner

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There will never be another like LUUUUKE. #ThankYou59

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Panthers LB Jermaine Carter

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner

Former Panthers LB Coach Al Holcomb

Ravens QB Robert Griffin III

Saints WR Michael Thomas

49ers LB Kwon Alexander

Former Panthers TE Ben Hartsock

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt

Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart

Former Panthers WR Torrey Smith

Former NFL LB and ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

ESPN analyst and former NFL player Louis Riddick

Colts LB Darius Leonard

Former Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

Shaq Thompson

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Antwan Staley has written for publications such as USA TODAY, Bleacher Report, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. Follow him on Twitter @antwanstaley.
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