Former Packers TE Henry dies from leukemia

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Leader Staff

Mitchell Henry, a former Green Bay Packers Packers tight end, lost a battle with leukemia and passed away on Friday.

Henry, 24, was diagnosed seven months ago and never made an opening-day roster for the Packers but participated in two training camps in Green Bay in 2015 and 2016.

He originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 after playing at Western Kentucky.

“We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Mitchell Henry,” said Ted Thompson, Packers executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations. “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 was released from Green Bay in 2016 after injuring his hand and getting placed on the injured reserve.

He played two games with the Denver Broncos in 2015, and then was cut and returned to the Packers’ practice squad.

The Baltimore Ravens added him to the practice squad in November after he missed out on making Green Bay’s roster. He then starting experiencing pain from the acute myeloid leukemia, before his official diagnosis came in December.

Funeral arrangements are pending.