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Ravens assistant coach Clarence Brooks dies

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 11:55:45-04

Longtime Ravens assistant coach Clarence Brooks has died.

The 65-year-old Brooks was battling esophageal cancer and had been receiving treatment since October 2015.

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Brooks joined the Ravens coaching staff in 2005 and was the longest-tenured coach for the team, according to his bio on the Ravens website.

Players took to social media to express their sadness over the loss.