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“Almost Cried Reading This”: Tyreek Hill, Dez Bryant Join NFL World in Lamenting Byron Jones’ Retirement

Published 02/26/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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American football is a sport comprising thrill at the cost of heavy hits and hazards. Given the game’s viciousness, there are higher chances of an athlete facing an injury. But few have spoken about it openly. Miami Dolphins‘ Byron Jones recently stirred things up after a couple of tweets hinting toward retirement and criticizing the NFL. It led to several fans and athletes speaking out over Jones’ comments.

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Byron Jones missed out on the 2022-23 season after landing on the PUP list. He sustained an Achilles tendon injury that required surgery. Situations did not pan out for the CB, and he could not compete in any game. After the Tua Tagovailoa concussion situation, the scare is at an all-time high.

Did a Dolphins CB send out retirement feelers?


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The Miami Dolphins CB responded to an 8-year-old tweet of him clinching a 12ft broad jump. He said things have changed since then, and he cannot jump or run. He also slammed the NFL for their medical policies. Byron Jones added, “It was an honor and privilege to play in the NFL but it came at a regrettable cost I did not foresee. In my opinion, no amount of professional success or financial gain is worth avoidable chronic pain and disabilities. Godspeed to the draft class of 2023.”

Several NFL fans and athletes shared their thoughts over CB Jones’ tweets.


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Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill sent out love for his teammate.

Dez Bryant thanked Jones for raising the issue and talking about it.

2014 NFL draft pick William Smith said he would’ve left Dallas after he got hurt if he knew about it.

Another user felt sorry for Jones.

Moreover,  this user is content to see athletes finally speaking up.

Another user wishes the CB the best as they move forward.

This user had praise for his Combine performance and was also sorry to hear about the troubles.

CB Jones’ tweets are eye-opening. But is he actually retiring?

New update on Byron Jones’ career status amidst strong tweets

The tweets by Byron Jones might indicate that the cornerback could step down. Several people might think that way since the athlete is dealing with issues. But new reports would suggest that it is not the case.


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As per Miami Herald’ Barry Jackson, Byron Jones would not retire, and there is no remaining lawsuit either. However, with the $14.4 Million non-guaranteed cash, he could be on the verge of getting cut. But they have not figured out how it would materialize.


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It is yet to see how the situation pans out.

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Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.
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Gideon Mathson