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Former Patriot Donald Jones announces retirement

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  August 7, 2013 05:16 PM

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Donald Jones, the free agent receiver signed by the Patriots in March to a three-year contract only to be released before training camp began, announced on his Twitter page that he is retiring because of kidney disease:

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While a student at Youngstown State, Jones was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, which leads to total kidney failure in a quarter of adults who have it.

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