Jaguars' Gunter announces retirement due to heart condition
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Rodney Gunter announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday due to a heart condition.

The 28-year-old explained in a social media post the decision came after specialists advised him of the significant risks associated with continuing to play. At this time, he doesn't qualify for surgery that would potentially correct the issue.

Gunter, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Arizona Cardinals, joined the Jaguars on a reported three-year, $18-million contract as a free agent in March.

The fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft went on to start 38 of 77 games at the professional level, tallying 126 tackles and 11 sacks.

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