The wife of Jaron Brooks has died, and she was 45 years old, according to the family.
Brooks passed away peacefully on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
He was a member of the Arizona Cardinals, and the team’s all-time leader in receptions.
The Arizona Republic reported the news in a statement Sunday afternoon.
He had a long and successful career in the NFL and was a four-time Pro Bowler with the Cardinals.
“He will be missed by many,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said in a news release.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Brooks, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver, joined the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007.
He played three seasons in Arizona before being released last year.
He spent most of his career with the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
Brookes signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018, and signed with Arizona in 2019.
He spent 2017 in the league as a receiver, but made his debut as a cornerback on the Bengals’ first practice squad.
Brokes had 13 career touchdowns, including three as a rookie.
He caught a career-high four passes for 65 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
Brooke was selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career.
He started 12 of the Bengals first 14 games.
Brocks was selected by the Arizona Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.