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Jets CB Abraham decides to retire

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (July 15, 2005) -- New York Jets cornerback Donnie Abraham has decided to retire.

Abraham thought about retiring after the season ended, but participated in offseason training activities to figure out whether he really wanted to give up the sport. He made his decision earlier this week, and informed the team.

As a result, the Jets traded for Cowboys cornerback Pete Hunter.

The 31-year-old Abraham, who started every game last season, spent the last three years with the Jets after starting his career with Tampa Bay. In nine NFL seasons, he had 447 tackles, 94 passes defensed and 38 interceptions -- three returned for touchdowns.

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