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Ravens announce death of OLB Jaylon Ferguson at age 26

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The Baltimore Ravens announced the death of 26-year-old linebacker Jaylon Ferguson on Wednesday morning.

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The Ravens did not release any other details about Ferguson’s death. Tim Prudente of the Baltimore Banner reported that Ferguson was found in a house in North Baltimore. after calling the police at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Baltimore police are investigating Ferguson’s death, which Baltimore police spokeswoman Lindsey Eldredge called “questionable” despite no visible signs of injury or foul play on Ferguson’s body.

“I can say that we do not exclude anything,” Eldridge told Banner. “We are not determining the cause of death, but are considering the possibility that it could have been an overdose.”

Ferguson’s agent, Safarra Lawson, made a statement to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport about Ferguson’s passing.

Ferguson, a Louisiana native, enrolled at Louisiana Tech after graduating from West Felician High School. In his freshman year, he changed into a red shirt and had a record-breaking college career. His 45 sacks in four years remains an NCAA record, earning him the nickname “Bag Dad”.

In the 2019 NFL Draft, Ferguson was selected by the Ravens in the third round. He played in 38 games over three seasons, starting 10 and totaling 4.5 sacks and 67 tackles. It has been listed by COVID-19 twice in two years: once in November 2020 and again in September 2021. According to ESPN, Ferguson has been in every off-season practice for the team this year.

Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Jaylon Ferguson walks off the field after NFL Football rookie camp, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Owings Mills, Maryland. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Ravens OLB Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

NFL mourns Ferguson’s death

As NFL players, fans and members of the media woke up to the news on Wednesday morning, floods of Ferguson’s memory began to pour in.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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