BALTIMORE, Md. (WNCN) – One of NFL’s greatest defensive tackles, Tony Siragusa, has passed away at his New Jersey home on Wednesday, multiple reports confirm. He is the second Ravens player to die Wednesday after the team confirmed linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died unexpectedly today, too.
Siragusa spent the first six seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts before helping lead the Ravens to their 2001 Super Bowl title.
Gerry Sandusky, the voice of the Ravens, tweeted “This is one of the saddest days in Ravens history,” following the news of Siragusa and Ferguson. “The deaths of Jaylen Ferguson and Tony Siragusa on the same day leaves every Ravens fan stunned.”
Meanwhile, Colts owner, Jim Irsay, also tweeted “The Goose. Tony Siragusa has passed away at 55.. I’m heart broken as is all of Colts Nation”.
Former Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis reported Siragusa’s death to TMZ.
Ferguson, 26, was a current linebacker for the team. Neither cause of death has been released.
Ferguson’s agent, Safarrah Lawson, also released a statement.
“It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson. The family asks for your prayers and privacy during this trying time,” the statement said.
Siragusa played in 73 games and recorded 5.5 sacks for the Ravens after joining the league as an undrafted free agent with the Colts in 1990.
He finished with 169 games in his career to pair with 22 sacks and 564 tackles (264 solo).
This is a developing story.