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Tom Brady announced this morning via social media that he is retiring.  Again.

"For good," he said.

It was exactly a year ago that he announced his first retirement, only to change his mind and return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later.

Brady is 45.

"I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first," Brady said in a video on Twitter. "I won't be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me."

ESPN writes that "Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl winner who ends his career as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards (89,214) and touchdown passes (649). The three-time league MVP passed for 4,694 yards -- third most in the NFL -- and 25 touchdowns this past season, his third with the Bucs."