Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams passed away this morning.
He was only 26 years old.
Right now the cause of death is not public, but we do know he was taken to the emergency room in Greenwood, South Carolina and pronounced dead at 8:21 am.
There is an autopsy scheduled for today.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was the fourth pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.