Jones signed with New England in March, but was released in July.
"I have been suffering from a kidney disease throughout my entire life," Jones wrote. "As a result of recent advances in my disease, I am no longer able to pursue my career in the National Football League."
Jones is slated to work out for Tennessee on Tuesday and Indianapolis on Wednesday. He caught 41 balls for 443 yards in 12 games for Buffalo last year.
Jones signed a three-year deal with New England in March, though none of the money in the contract was guaranteed. The 25-year-old had 41 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns with the Bills last season. He will hit the waivers and could find a new team during camp.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the
In 12 games with the Bills last season, Jones, 25, caught a career-best 41 catches for 443 yards, scoring four touchdowns.
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