Bills React To Loss Of Junior Seau

May 2, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

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May 2, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The football world spent much of Wednesday mourning the sudden loss of former NFL great Junior Seau who was found dead in his home in California at the age of 43.



Seau spent thirteen of his twenty NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Current Bills general manager Buddy Nix worked in the Chargers front office prior to coming to Buffalo, and released this statement.



STATEMENT FROM BILLS GM BUDDY NIX ON THE PASSING OF JUNIOR SEAU:



"I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Junior Seau. This is such a tragedy and his passing will be felt by many. Junior was a great player in this league for so many years and he embodied that competitive spirit that all the great linebackers possess. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to his children and his entire family, his friends, the Spanos family and the Chargers organization."



STATEMENT FROM BILLS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DAVE WANNSTEDT ON THE PASSING OF JUNIOR SEAU:



"Hearing this news about Junior...it's just so tragic…it's hard to believe. I still to this day remember the day that Junior joined our family at the Dolphins. He brought a sense of renewed energy and a spirit to the field, off the field, in the weight room, just everywhere that Junior went and everyone that Junior was associated with. He instilled a belief that we hadn't reached our potential and that we could be better and he would find a way to help make that happen. I just feel terrible but I know how much he loved his kids. I remember him coming to me and the first thing we talked about was what the offseason schedule would be and what was going to be our bye week schedule. Everything he was doing was centered around getting back to San Diego from Miami to be able to spend quality time with his kids. I don't think there's a better way a man could be remembered than in those terms."



Wannstedt was the Head Coach in Miami when Seau was traded to the Dolphins in 2002.

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