Elijah Alexander, who spent three seasons with the Broncos from 1993-1995, died Wednesday night after a nearly five-year battle with cancer.
He was 39.
Alexander was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, in 2005. After the diagnosis, he started a foundation, which you can visit at http://www.tacklemyelomafoundation.com/
Alexander played in 41 games as a Bronco and was a 16-game starter in 1994. He accumulated three interceptions and 1.5 sacks during that time.
He also made stops in Tampa Bay and Indianapolis, and closed out his nine-year career in Oakland. His final season in the league was 2001.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com