Broncos react to Kenny McKinley's death

September, 20, 2010
9/20/10
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The Denver Broncos have released statements on the death of second-year receiver Kenny McKinley.

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McKinley, 23, was found dead on Monday. He was a fifth-round pick in 2009 out of South Carolina, and played eight games as a rookie, but had been on the injured reserve list this season.

Denver coach Josh McDaniels is set to talk to the media Tuesday at noon to discuss McKinley’s death.

Here is McDaniels’ statement, released by the team Monday:

“Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Here is a statement form Denver owner Pat Bowlen:

“Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley. He was part of the Broncos’ family and will be greatly missed by our organization. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny’s family and friends.”

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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