Lions Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders dies
"Today we lost one of the greatest Detroit Lions of all time," team president Tom Lewand said in a statement. "He was a perfect ambassador for our organization and, more important, was a true friend, colleague and mentor to so many of us."
Sanders went to seven Pro Bowls and caught 336 passes for 4,137 yards and 31 touchdowns."Charlie was a special person to the entire Lions family for nearly a half-century," Lewand said. "While never forgetting his North Carolina roots, 'Satch' became the consummate Detroit Lion on and off the field." Sanders is survived by his ex-wife Georgianna and their 10 children. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun