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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross fights back emotion as he talks about his teammates and the Panthers organization at his retirement press conference Wednesday afternoon. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ryan Kalil (left) gets help serenading Jordan Gross with "Happy Trails" at Gross' retirement press conference. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Byron Bell nicknamed "Eeyore" gives Jordan Gross a stuffed animal Eeyore to remember him by. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross enters his retirement press conference telling some of his now former teammates to be quiet. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross laughs at comments from Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross gathers himself during his press conference to formally announce his retirement as a pro football player. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross greets now former teammate Steve Smith after Gross' press conference to announce his retirement as a pro football player. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Dave Gettleman, Panthers general manager and Danny Morrison, team president, congratulated Jordan Gross after he formally announced his retirement as a pro football player. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross showed a number of photos from his career but one of his favorites was this one of his family with him at the Pro Bowl. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jordan Gross was surrounded by the media after his press conference announcing his retirement as a pro football player. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Dana Gross accompanied her husband Jordan Gross to a press conference where he announced his retirement as a pro football player. The Carolina Panthers held a news conference to announce Jordan Gross retirement from the team after 11 seasons.
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