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Former Patriot Korey Cunningham Dies at Age 28



New England Patriots offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (74) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Former NFL offensive lineman Korey Cunningham was found dead at his home in New Jersey. Cunningham was just 28 years old. No cause of death has been disclosed.

The Clifton (N.J.) Police Department had forced their way into Cunningham’s home on Thursday, where they found him deceased. It is unknown why the police had gone to Cunningham’s house in the first place, whether for a wellness check or another reason. The spokesperson for the police department stated that no foul play was suspected.

Korey Cunningham is a native of Montevallo, Ala. He played college football for the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Arizona Cardinals selected Cunningham in the seventh round (No. 245 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in six games as a rookie.

Arizona traded Cunningham to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round draft pick before the 2019 NFL season. He played two years for the Patriots. Cunningham appeared in 12 games for New England. He ended his career playing 13 games over two seasons (2021-to-2022) with the New York Giants.

The New England Patriots account on X was among those offering their condolences for the loss. Their statement read:

“The New England Patriots are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Korey Cunningham. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Korey’s family, teammates and all who mourn his loss.”

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