Former Buffalo Bills
wide receiver Donald Jones
announced he is retiring because of a kidney disease.
The 25-year-old released a statement via Twitter.
"As some of you may know, I have been suffering from a kidney disease throughout my entire life," Jones wrote. "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. While it will be difficult, I am comforted by the love and support of my family, friends and doctors."
Jones, an undrafted free agent in 2010, caught 82 passes for 887 yards with six touchdowns in three seasons with the Bills.
He signed with the New England Patriots in March and was cut in July.
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