Tragedy struck the NFL community on Monday, and fans of the Buffalo Bills were among the countless who were impacted.

Reports from ESPN and other outlets confirmed that Vontae Davis, former cornerback in the NFL, was found dead in his home in South Florida today. He was 35 years old.

No cause of death has been reported as of 8PM on Monday, but no foul play is suspected in this tragic passing.

Davis was drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL Entry Draft by Miami, after a collegiate career at Illinois which led him to two First Team All-Big Ten selections. He made his professional debut with the Dolphins on September 13, 2009.

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Davis spent three years in Miami, after which he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2012 season. Davis would spend six seasons with the Colts, and was named an All-Pro during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Davis signed with the Buffalo Bills in late February 2018, a one-year contract which kicked off a short, but memorable, tenure for him in Orchard Park.

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After being a healthy scratch in Week 1 of the 2008 season, Davis was activated for a Week 2 game against the Chargers. As the story goes, after giving up a touchdown to wide receiver Mike Williams, Davis removed himself from the game, simply saying that he was done.

Following the game, Davis released a statement confirming his retirement.

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Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles ChargersĀ and Vontae Davis #22 of the Buffalo Bills. / Getty Images
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Following his playing career, Davis became the Founder and CEO of VZone Wellness, a state-of-the-art wellness spa in the Miami area. The business was still listed in his Facebook profile bio at the time of his passing, which suggests that he was still involved in its operations.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family, and any friends or teammates of Vontae's, who are grieving at this time.

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