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DeVante Parker retires after signing with Eagles

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVante Parker is retiring after nine NFL seasons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Parker, who previously played for the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, signed a one-year deal with the Eagles earlier this offseason.

The 31-year-old wants to spend more time with his family and kids, he told Schefter.

"I also appreciate the Dolphins for drafting me and giving me the opportunity," Parker said, per Schefter. "I always will have love for the Dolphins and their organization. And I want to thank all the teams, the Patriots and the Eagles, too."

Miami selected Parker out of Louisville with the 14th pick in the 2015 draft. He spent the first seven years of his career with the Dolphins before playing in New England for two seasons.

Parker totaled 5,660 yards and 27 touchdowns on 402 career receptions. His 2019 campaign was the best of his NFL tenure, as Parker recorded 72 receptions for 1,202 yards and nine scores.

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