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Aug. 14, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Clint Boling (65) blocks Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow (98) during Cincinnati Bengals training camp practice at the practice fields next to Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK

Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling retired Monday after eight seasons, citing medical concerns.

The 30-year-old lineman started 109 of his 111 games since being drafted in the fourth round out of Georgia in 2011.

"After eight years in the NFL, it is time for me to step away from the game due to medical reasons," Boling said in a statement. "This is not an easy decision, but it is the right one for me, my wife Kelly and our two young girls. I want to thank the Brown family for giving me the opportunity to play my entire career with the Bengals. I also want to thank my teammates, coaches, fans and everyone who has supported me throughout my career."

Boling started all 16 games in five of his seasons, including 2018.

"Clint is a first-rate person, someone we all counted on and looked up to," said Bengals president Mike Brown in a statement. "As a lineman, he never got the credit he deserved. That is often the case with good players who do their jobs well, but around the team, he was highly respected and appreciated beyond his playing abilities."

Boling blocked for four 1,000-yard rushers and helped the Bengals earn five straight playoff berths (2011-15), including two AFC North titles.

--Field Level Media

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