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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Donald Jones retires from NFL

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Free-agent wide receiver Donald Jones announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will retire because of a pre-existing kidney disease.

Jones revealed his decision to retire in two tweets:

One of the hardest decisions of my life but yet soo easy!!!!! pic.twitter.com/3I67u1fGWR

— Donald (@Dajones19) August 7, 2013

Part 11 lol pic.twitter.com/Jws7J9ZtAG

— Donald (@Dajones19) August 7, 2013

Jones signed with the New England Patriots in March, but was released on July 19.

Previously, Jones played three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, setting career highs with 41 receptions, 443 receiving yards and four touchdowns last season.