Former Packers TE Mitchell Henry dies

Mitchell Henry (Contributed photo)

(WLUK) -- Former Green Bay Packer Mitchell Henry has died, the team has announced.

Henry, 24, was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) late last year. The Packers organization hosted a bone marrow drive for Henry at Lambeau Field in January.

“We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Mitchell Henry,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson said in a news release. “During his time with the Packers, he quickly became a beloved member of our family and made a terrific impression on everyone in our organization. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives.

“On behalf of the Packers family, we offer our condolences to Mitchell's wife, Madison, and his family and friends.”

Henry, a tight end, joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He broke his hand during training camp in 2016 and was released.

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