Former Chiefs wide receiver Devon Wylie reported dead at 35

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Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Devon Wylie has reportedly passed away at the age of 35. The tragic news was made known via a social media post from his alma mater at Fresno State University.

Wylie was a former draft pick of general manager Scott Pioli in his final season with the Chiefs as general manager. Wylie was a fourth-round selection back in the 2012 NFL Draft as a speedy wide receiver with hopes of providing help on both offense and special teams as a returner.

Wylie would go on to play only 6 games in his first season with the Chiefs and caught 6 passes for 53 receiving yards. He also served as a kick and punt returner during that rookie campaign. Despite being a recent draft pick, the leadership transition that brought in John Dorsey as the team's new GM to work with new head coach Andy Reid cost Wylie his role in K.C. as the team went a different direction in 2013.

From there, Wylie would earn numerous opportunities with other NFL teams with his athletic profile but nothing stuck for any real length of time. Following his preseason release from the Chiefs, the Arizona Cardinals came calling with a spot on the practice squad, and then the Tennessee Titans actually gave him a two-game trial run in 2013.

Following that, Wylie spent short stints with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Atlanta Falcons.

No more details have been made known about the circumstances of his death, but we will provide updates here when those are made available.