New England Patriots receiver Andrew Hawkins is retiring before ever playing a snap for his new team.

The former Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns player, who signed a one-year deal with the Patriots this offseason, cited his declining health as his reason for hanging up his cleats.

“After OTAs and through summer training my body just didn’t respond and wasn’t feel the way it should going into camp,” Hawkins said in a video for Uninterrupted.

“Basically, it just started breaking down on me. … So I had to make a tough call.”

Hawkins made 209 catches for 2,419 yards and nine touchdowns in his career.

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