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Former Patriots WR Donald Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL due to a lifelong battle with kidney disease reports Fan Sided. Jones was released by the Patriots earlier this year and had a health scare when he went to visit with the Colts. He then decided to take it to twitter where he made his announcement:
As some of you may know, I have been suffering from a kidney disease throughout my entire life. As a result of recent advances in my disease, I am no longer able to pursue my career in the National Football League. Playing in the NFL was a lifelong dream of mine, and though I have the opportunity to continue my career, stepping away from the game is absolute best decision for my family and for my health.
Jones had overcome many odds to make originally it on the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster and we salute him. Your health is never something to play with.
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Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots wide receiver Donald Jones is retiring
from the NFL due to advanced kidney disease, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus.
Jones has reportedly battled kidney disease his entire life and has finally decided
to retire. Evidently, Jones had a mild scare while taking a physical for the
Indianapolis Colts this offseason when his blood pressure...
Donald Jones is hanging up the cleats after three seasons in the NFL.
The former Patriots receiver announced via Twitter that he’s retiring due to kidney disease. Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State by the Buffalo Bills. He was signed by New England in the offseason, but released before training camp started.
Check out the message he posted on Twitter...
Before the start of training camp this summer the New England Patriots released wide receiver Donald Jones.
For those who think that was the worst news Jones received this year — or that it would break his spirits — they should realize he's heard much worse information recently and that he's vowed to battle it all head-on.
Jones a member of the Buffalo Bills for the...
Wideout Donald Jones has decided to retire from the NFL. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1Fantasy Spin:Jones has been battling a kidney illness. He was cut by the Patriots a few days before training camp. The 25-year-old will finish his career with 887 receiving yards and six touchdowns.