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Jaguars DL Rodney Gunter stepping away from football

The lineman was recently singed by the Jaguars in March

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In what is unexpected news, recently signed Jaguars DE Rodney Gunter is stepping away from football due to a heart condition.

In a post on social media, Gunter said he saw several heart specialists who told him that if he continues to play football, he could have a ruptured aorta, which could lead to death.

Gunter signed a three year deal with the Jaguars this March after playing for the Arizona Cardinals since when he was drafted in 2015.