Patriots tight end Bill Belichick honors Charlie Sanders

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was saddened by the death of Detroit Lions Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders. Belichick coached Sanders in 1997 as the Lions' tight ends coach. "I was in my second year of coaching when I had the honor and pleasure of coaching Charlie Sanders," Belichik said in a statement. " He was a very hard worker and a true professional who always had a great attitude toward the team and his teammates.  He was a prototype tight end that could block, run, and catch and was a mismatch player against virtually every opponent. Charlie was a pure gentleman to be around.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Sanders family." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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