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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