Baltimore Ravens defensive end Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, his team announced Wednesday.
Cause of death has not been disclosed by the club. However, according to the CBS Sports local network, Baltimore police were called late Tuesday evening in connection with a suspicious death.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic departure of Jaylon Ferguson, the Ravens said in a statement. He was a respectful and friendly young man with a big smile and an infectious joie de vivre. We send our condolences to his family and friends as we mourn a life lost far too soon.”
Ferguson was a third-round pick by the Maryland organization in the NFL Draft in 2019 and has played 38 career games, starting 10 of them. He totaled four quarter and a half sacks, in addition to recovering two loose balls.
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