Former Jackson State linebacker Javancy Jones might be done with football.

According to a tweet posted on Sunday, Jones, who signed a undrafted free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals, is reportedly moving on from football.


Jones confirmed the news in a series of Facebook posts, though he indicated via Twitter that he currently doesn’t have an agent.

Have you ever been doing some because of what you thought ppl back home wild say? It’s crazy how this whole weekend I…

Posted by Javancy Jones on Sunday, May 14, 2017

I want to thank everybody for the love and support, but my journey has came to a pause! I’m man enough to tell y’all…

Posted by Javancy Jones on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Just last month, Jones expressed excitement about getting an opportunity with the Cardinals.

“They use their linebackers everywhere,” he told the Clarion-Ledger. “They line guys up on the end with their hand on the ground, they stand them up off the line and drop them into coverage and they love to bring a lot of different blitzes.”

Jones, who led the FCS in tackles for loss in 2015, with 25.5, recorded 82 total tackles and 19.5 for loss last season.

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