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Luke Knox, younger brother of Bills TE Dawson Knox, passes away

Our condolences to the Knox family

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Luke Knox, the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, has passed away. The news was first shared by his college football team at Florida International University. Bills head coach Sean McDermott opened his press conference on Thursday with a long statement of support for Knox and his family.

No further details are available at this time. We clearly expect Knox to take some time away from the team, but his status for the foreseeable future is understandably unclear.

8/19/2022 update:

Dawson Know tweeted the following on Friday evening:
“Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support for my family. Our hearts are broken but we know Luke is in a much better place now with his savior Jesus. We’ll celebrate his life at Christ Pres. Church tomorrow, visitation starting at 2pm and the service will start at 4pm.”

“Tough morning, our hearts go out to Dawson and his family," said McDermott saying he woke up to the news. "We love him and we support him. Tragic news."

The younger Knox followed his older brother to Ole Miss, but transferred to FIU earlier this year. He played linebacker as a freshman and sophomore and attempted a position change to tight end, but ended up back at LB in 2021.

This is a developing story and will be updated.