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Jets wide receiver Corey Davis announces retirement from NFL after 6 seasons

New York Jets veteran wide receiver Corey Davis announced he is retiring from the NFL after six seasons in the league. 

Davis posted a statement to social media explaining his decision.

“For some time now I’ve been contemplating stepping away from the sport of football. This decision has not been easy. Although I am a deep person, I am a man of few words. I’ve been searching my heart for what to do and I feel that stepping away from the game is the best path for me at this time. 

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Corey Davis reacts to play

Corey Davis #84 of the New York Jets celebrates after a catch during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Dec. 4, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

“I have more blessings than I could have ever imagined – I have an amazing family, a beautiful wife and two healthy children that I look forward to spending more time with. I am truly grateful for all the opportunities I have had and will continue to have on my journey. Thank you to my family and friends and the Jets organization for supporting me through this process.”

Davis was the fifth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans after a standout college career at Western Michigan. He spent four years with the team before signing a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Jets. 

Davis was in the final year of his deal with the Jets, where his base salary was $10.5 million. 

“Thank you for everything you’ve given to the Jets organization,” the Jets posted on X. “Wishing you the best, CD.”

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

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