BALTIMORE, Md. (WNCN) — One of the NFL’s best defensive tackles, Tony Siragusa, passed away Wednesday at his New Jersey home, multiple reports confirm. He is the second Ravens player to die Wednesday after the team confirmed linebacker Jaylon Ferguson also died unexpectedly today.
Siragusa spent the first six seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts before helping lead the Ravens to their 2001 Super Bowl title.
Gerry Sandusky, the voice of the Ravens, tweeted “This is one of the saddest days in Ravens history,” following the news from Siragusa and Ferguson. “The deaths of Jaylen Ferguson and Tony Siragusa on the same day will leave any Ravens fan stunned.”
Meanwhile, Colts owner Jim Irsay also tweeted “The Goose. Tony Siragusa has died at the age of 55. My heart is broken, as is all Colts Nation.”
Former Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis told TMZ of Siragusa’s death.
Ferguson, 26, was a current linebacker for the team. None of the causes of death were released.
Ferguson’s agent Safarrah Lawson also released a statement.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson. The family asks for your prayers and privacy at this difficult time,” the statement said.
Siragusa played in 73 games and recorded 5.5 sacks for the Ravens after joining the league as an undrafted free agent with the Colts in 1990.
He finished his career with 169 games with 22 sacks and 564 tackles (264 solo).
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