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Fitz on former teammate Chris Henry

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2009 – 2:49 pm

At the close of practice Thursday, the Bills huddled up and took a knee and said a prayer for Chris Henry and his family after his tragic passing this morning. Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is a former teammate of Henry’s and spoke about Henry’s untimely death.

“It was very sad,” said Fitzpatrick. “Tragic news. I think for the guys that know him, it’s very different than the public perception of him. The trouble that he got in the past and all that, everybody knows that he’s a great guy. He really had his share of problems but really got his life on track. Obviously, everybody’s hearts and thought and prayers go out to his family, his fiancée, his kids. It was really tough news. ”

Fitzpatrick believes it will be very difficult for his former Bengals teammates to move forward and play games after this.

“I can tell you that everybody loved him in the locker room. He was a great teammate,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s going to be really hard for those guys because of how much they really cared for him.”

Fitzpatrick in reflecting on the immense talent that Henry had mentioned that people had yet to even see his best, due in part to his off the field problems earlier in his career.

“Carson used to call him ‘the next Randy Moss,'” said Fitzpatrick.


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