Jeff Gladney dies at 25: NFL community mourns former first-round CB and sends condolences on social media

Former NFL first-round cornerback Jeff Gladney died Monday at the age of 25 following a car accident in Dallas. Details of the car crash have not been released.

Gladney, who played at TCU, was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 31 overall pick. During the offseason, Gladney signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Following news of his passing, the NFL community took to social media to express condolences, mourn and reflect on what Gladney was like on and off the field.

Here are some messages from across the league:

The Cardinals released a statement saying, “We are devastated to learn of the passing of Jeff Gladney. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who mourn this tremendous loss.”

Gladney’s good friend Jalen Reagor posted a series of tweets, including one that read: “I’ve lost my brother, my best friend, my right arm… it’s not much more I can take , damn it! RIP Jeff Gladney, my brother please watch over me.”

Cardinals star JJ Watt wrote, “Horrible news to hear this morning. Just tragic. Rest in peace Jeff.”

The league also released a statement, offering condolences to Gladney’s friends and family.

The team that drafted him wrote: “We are saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the Cardinals organization. Arizona and to Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who mourn his life lost far too soon,” along with a photo of the cornerback.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​wrote “Tragic” in his post about his former teammate.

Here are some other posts about Gladney from former players and teammates:

For more details on Gladney’s passing, you can click here.

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