BOSTON (CBS) – Former New England Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the news, which was first reported by TMZ.

Caldwell was 41 years old.

Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who played with Caldwell for the 2006 season, posted on Instagram about the death of his former teammate.

Tom Brady posted a tribute to Reche Caldwell, who was shot and killed. (Instagram Photo)

The Patriots and several other former teammates reacted on social media.

The former University of Florida player’s best season of his six-year career in the NFL came in 2006 with the Patriots, when he hauled in 61 passed for 760 yards and four touchdowns. In addition to one year with the Patriots, Caldwell also played with the Chargers and Redskins.

Caldwell’s mother told TMZ that her son was shot and killed by a “couple people” who jumped out of the bushes in front of his home.

  1. Vincent Vega says:

    Yeah and police brutality, which is wrong, is the biggest danger to the black community and we subjected to this seemingly endless stream of protests.

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