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Justin Skaggs

Should have posted about this sooner, but as many of you already know, former Redskin WR Justin Skaggs passed away this weekend from brain cancer. It's a horrible story, as the receiver, who was playing in the Arena League, was 28 and was just diagnosed with the disease Jun 1.

According to the Salt Lake paper, he went into the hospital 5 am Thursday with severe headaches, and was on a respirator by Friday. Just hard to imagine. Obviously a terribly sad story.

The Redskins put out a statement from owner Dan Snyder yesterday:

"All of us at the Washington Redskins are shocked and saddened by the death of Justin Skaggs. During his two years with the team no one worked harder to make himself better and to make his team better. His family is in our prayers during this terribly tragic time."

Skaggs joined the Redskins as an un-drafted free agent wide receiver in April 2001 and spent parts of two years with the organization.

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 17, 2007; 6:00 AM ET
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