Denver Broncos WR Kenny McKinley

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has been found dead. McKinley, 23, was found in the master bedroom of his home with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. McKinley was a second-year pro who was on the team's injured reserve list with a leg injury. He played in eight games as a rookie in 2009 with seven kick returns for 158 yards. McKinley was a fifth-round draft choice out of South Carolina in 2009. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga. McKinley remains South Carolina's all-time leading receiver with 207 catches for 2,781 yards. He came back to the school earlier this month, watched the Gamecocks beat Georgia 17-6 and visited with his college coach, Steve Spurrier. Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said, "Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

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