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Current and former Patriots react to the news of Terry Glenn's death

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Glenn died in a car accident yesterday.

Terry Glenn #88...

Yesterday, news broke that former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn passed away in a car accident at the age of 43. Glenn started his career in pro football with the New England Patriots, who made him a first round draft pick in 1996 – naturally former teammates and coaches of his reacted to the news.

Drew Bledsoe

Incredibly sad to hear about my buddy Terry Glenn. Overcame a ton of adversity to become an excellent person. May your soul rest in peace my friend. #riptg88

Loved this man. My son asked me a decade ago who my favorite receiver ever was because he wanted that jersey for Christmas. He got a Terry Glenn jersey from Santa. TG overcame horrible adversity to become a really good man. May your soul rest in peace my friend.

Damien Woody

Man....#RIP to my former teammate Terry Glenn, who passed away this morning due to a car accident. Praying for his family

Lawyer Milloy

I’m speechless. My @Patriots Class Of ‘96 teammate and hands down most talented natural athlete I’ve seen in person. Terry kept to himself but was a good Dude with a big smile that lit up the room when it came out. #RIP #Patriots

Scott Zolak

Awful news on Terry Glenn...most gifted receiver I've ever played with

Matt Chatham

Very sad news on Terry Glenn. Hope his family is able to find peace & comfort in this incredibly difficult time.

Troy Brown

Very sad to hear about the loss my teammate Terry Glenn! A man with a remarkable story. He had himself in a much better place before he passed! God bless you & your family! RIP my friend!

Donté Stallworth

Terry Glenn was the only reason I ever considered Ohio State out of high school, I loved watching him play. Last spoke to him 2016 Super Bowl, he looked good and seemed happy. I feel for his family and his kids.

Curtis Martin

Please keep Terry Glenn’s family in your prayers... sad...

Bill Belichick

I was pretty close with Terry. His rookie season was my first year here in '96, so I had a lot of interaction with him and other people that were involved in his life and his upbringing separate from the Patriots. Terry's a very smart individual. Had, obviously, a lot of physical skill and talent. Could do a lot of things on the football field very naturally. And I think was, deep down inside, a good person with good intentions and a good heart. Obviously, it's a very unfortunate passing and a sad day. It's sad news.

The Hall at Patriot Place

We cannot express our sadness for the loss of former Patriots WR Terry Glenn, who has reportedly died in a car accident. Our prayers go out to his family. Terry joined us at our SB pep rally in Houston last year and was working with foster children. RIP TG.

Robert Kraft

We were shocked and deeply saddened by today's news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident. Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance.

One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fox that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the very first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn's hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.