Former Patriots offensive tackle Korey Cunningham dies at age 28

Former NFL offensive tackle Korey Cunningham, who played for the Patriots before joining the Giants in 2021, has died at age 28. The two teams issued statements mourning his loss on Friday morning.”The New England Patriots are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Korey Cunningham,” the Patriots wrote. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Korey’s family, teammates and all who mourn his loss.”ESPN reported he was found dead at his home in New Jersey. The cause of his death was not disclosed. Cunningham, an Alabama native, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals out of Cincinnati. He played in 31 career games with six starts but has battled foot injuries during his NFL career.

Former NFL offensive tackle Korey Cunningham, who played for the Patriots before joining the Giants in 2021, has died at age 28.

The two teams issued statements mourning his loss on Friday morning.

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“The New England Patriots are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Korey Cunningham,” the Patriots wrote. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Korey’s family, teammates and all who mourn his loss.”

ESPN reported he was found dead at his home in New Jersey. The cause of his death was not disclosed.

Cunningham, an Alabama native, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals out of Cincinnati. He played in 31 career games with six starts but has battled foot injuries during his NFL career.

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