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    Former NFL player Titus Davis dies of cancer at age 27

    Titus Davis, a former NFL wide receiver who had stints with the New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears, has died of a rare form of kidney cancer at 27.

    The former Central Michigan University star had announced his diagnosed of renal medullary carcinoma in July, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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    Central Michigan wide receiver Titus Davis runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
    Central Michigan wide receiver Titus Davis runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (David J. Phillip/AP)

    “Early this morning, he passed away peacefully surrounded by family,” family friend Samantha Hall told the Free Press.

    According to Pro Football Talk, Davis was the career leader in both receiving yards and receiving touchdown at Central Michigan, where he was an all-conference player for all four years of his college career which ended with Davis scoring a touchdown on the second-to-last play of the 2014 Bahamas Bowl.

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    Titus Davis was the brother of current Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis.

    “RIP Titus Davis. Still to this day one of the most talented players I’ve played with,” Kavon Frazier, Davis' former teammate and current Miami Dolphin, posted on Twitter.

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