Former Chicago Bears TE Ryan Wetnight dies aged 49


Former Chicago Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight died on Friday after a battle with cancer, aged 49.

Wetnight played for the Bears from 1993-99 as an undrafted NFL free agent out of Stanford.

He totaled 172 receptions for 1,522 yards with nine touchdowns in seven seasons with Chicago.  

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His best campaign came in 1997, when he had 46 catches for 464 yards and a touchdown. 

Wetnight also appeared in 10 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2000.  

Wetnight underwent treatment for stomach cancer in 2018 and was declared cancer free in January 2019. But doctors discovered an inoperable tumour in his stomach last September. 

He is survived by his wife, Stacey, and sons, Scott and Zach.  

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