Former NFL Wide Receiver Reche Caldwell Shot + Killed

Former NFL Wide Receiver Reche Caldwell Shot + Killed

Former NFL Wide Receiver Reche Caldwell Shot + Killed!

Reche Caldwell, 41, was shot and killed outside of his home in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. Read on for more details on Reche Caldwell murder reports that Caldwell was about to take his girlfriend out when he went back inside his house to get a jacket.

According to reports, Reche Caldwell girlfriend said Caldwell was “ambushed” by a “couple of people” who jumped out of the bushes in an attempted robbery, Caldwell’s mother, Deborah, told the website.

Caldwell was shot in the leg and chest before 911 was called, but he died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, TMZ Sports reported.

Caldwell’s mother said:

He was a good person who smiled all of the time. He tried to help everyone he could. He was the type of guy who would take his shirt off his back and give it to you.

Caldwell, a second-round pick out of Florida in the 2002 NFL Draft, played for the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins over a six-year NFL career. He signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams in 2008, but the team released him before the start of the season.

Brady reacted to the news Sunday on Instagram, sharing two images to his story, one in which the quarterback is embracing Caldwell.

Former teammate Tom Brady wrote:

All love RIP

The Patriots and Coach Bill Belichick both released statements on the team’s Twitter account, expressing their condolences to Caldwell’s family.

Former New England players Benjamin Watson and Wes Welker also reacted to the news of Caldwell’s death with these words:

Caldwell finished his career with 152 receptions for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns in 71 games.

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