Former New York Giants Player, Korey Cunningham Dies Aged 28

( – Family, friends, and fans are mourning the death of 28-year-old former NFL player Korey Cunningham after he was found unresponsive in his New Jersey home on April 25. The offensive lineman’s cause of death is still unknown, but police said there was no foul play suspected. An autopsy of his body was completed, but the results are still pending as the investigation continues. His final season with the New York Giants was less than 18 months ago, although he did not play in any games.

Cunningham’s NFL career began when the 6-foot-6, 311-pounder was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals during the seventh-round selection in 2018 while he was playing for the University of Cincinnati. After starting and playing six games, his first season came to an abrupt halt when he injured his foot. He was traded to the New England Patriots in 2019 and played in 12 games over the next two years. In 2021, he began his stint with the Giants, where he spent the remainder of his professional career. He played in 31 games during his six years in the league before he was released by the Giants in August last year.

The Giants released a statement following the news of his death, writing that he was a “vital part of the spirit and camaraderie of the locker room.” The Patriots also posted a sympathetic statement on X, formerly Twitter, that included a photo of Cunningham when he played for the team.

Cunningham attended Montevallo High School in Alabama before enrolling at Auburn University to play football. After the team’s head coach was replaced, Cunningham transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He left to play for the University of Cincinnati when his team’s assistant coach was hired to coach the Ohio team. Cunningham played for four years while attending the University of Cincinnati. In his final season with the team, he earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors.

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