Eagles Punter Donnie Jones announced that he is retiring


Philadelphia Eagles Punter Donnie Jones will retire from the NFL.

Some shocking news came out of the Philadelphia Eagles world on Tuesday morning. Eagles punter Donnie Jones has announced that he would be retiring after 14 years in the NFL. Jones will now ride off into the sunset with his Super Bowl ring!

Jones had a long and successful career in the NFL. He was drafted back in 2004 to the Seattle Seahawks and eventually went on to play for four additional teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent the most amount of time on the Eagles roster than he did with any other team that he played on.

The Eagles made the announcement for Jones on Tuesday morning via Twitter. Jones made it clear that winning the Super Bowl ultimately made the choice a lot easier for him to go out on top rather than return for another year.

Donnie Retires:

Donnie’s Statement:

"“After 14 seasons in the NFL, I have decided to retire so that I can spend more time with my family,” said Jones. “I am grateful for all those who have supported me throughout the years. Specifically, I would like to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and the entire Eagles organization for allowing me to be a part of their family for the past five seasons. I will truly miss my teammates, coaches, friends, and the best fans in the NFL. Although I am retiring, I will always be an Eagle and will forever have a special place in my heart for the City of Philadelphia. It is a great honor to be a part of the first Super Bowl championship team in Eagles history and there is no better way to finish my career.”"

Donnie Jones will forever be remembered as one of the best punters to rock the midnight green. His hilarious personality will be missed in the locker room for the players, and on social media for the fans.

Although it is tough to see Donnie go, the Eagles now have another need in this year’s free agency period. It’s been quite a while since the team had to search for a punter considering that Jones has been on board with the birds since 2013.

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