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Former Lions HOF TE Charlie Sanders has passed away after battle with cancer

Former Detroit Lions tight end and Pro Football Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders died at 68 after batting cancer for the past seven months.Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.  

Sanders was drafted in the third round by the Lions in 1968 out of the University of Minnesota and played with Detroit until 1977, retiring as the team’s all-time leader in receptions. He finished his career with 336 receptions, 4,137 yards and 31 touchdowns.

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