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DeVante Parker announces his retirement

DeVante Parker
DeVante Parker

The Eagles placed veteran wide receiver DeVante Parker on the Reserve/Retired list on Wednesday.

Parker told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the decision was spurred by the desire to spend more time at home with his family.

A first-round pick of the Dolphins in 2015, Parker hauled in 402 receptions for 5,660 yards and 27 touchdowns in his nine-year career. He cited the chance to suit up for a perennial playoff contender when he signed with the Eagles. Parker played in just one postseason contest, a 30-12 loss to the Steelers in his second season with Miami.

The 31-year-old Parker was expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver position behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith while adding size and depth with his 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame.

The Eagles now have 10 wide receivers on the roster. Another veteran, Parris Campbell, joined the Eagles in free agency, while the team selected a pair of receivers – Ainias Smith and Johnny Wilson – in the recent NFL Draft.

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