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NFL season begins with monster trades, epic signings and shock retirements

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The 2015 NFL season began with a bang yesterday with a flurry of monster trades and free agent deals.

Huge trades

The Saints traded Jimmy Graham and a fourth round pick to the Seahawks, with Max Unger and a first round pick going the other way.

Elsewhere, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly decided to trade away quarterback Nick Foles and several late round picks to the Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford and two conditional picks.

Free agent signings

Free agency wise, cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning home to the Jets on a five-year, $70 million deal with $39m of that guaranteed.

Fellow corner Byron Maxwell is joining the Eagles on a six-year $60 million deal, while the Lions have replaced Ndamukong Suh by trading several draft picks for Haloti Ngata.

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Shock retirements

And finally, two shock retirements have capped off the crazy start to the NFL season, with former Titans quarterback Jake Locker calling time on his career yesterday, while linebacker Jason Worilds quit the NFL today at the young age of 27. Furthermore, Worilds revealed in a statement why he has decided to retire. 

"I appreciate all of the interest from the organizations that have reached out to us the past few days," the statement reads, according to Adam Schefter. "

With that being said, after much thought & consideration I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests. I am especially grateful of the opportunity to play before some of the greatest fans in football today. Despite any concern and speculation that may ensue, I appreciate those that are respectful of my decision."

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