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Former Arizona Cardinals safety Kwamie Lassiter passes away at 49

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The Arizona Cardinals lose one of their most beloved players of the 90's.

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It’s always tough to lose one of your own, and that is what the Arizona Cardinals are dealing with now.

Former Cardinals safety Kwamie Lassiter has passed away at the age of 49.

Lassiter was one of the bright spots in the 90’s, where there were not many.

An undrafted free agent out of Kansas, Lassiter was a 26-year old NFL rookie.

Those long odds didn’t matter, as he carved out a nine year NFL career, including four consecutive years as a 16-game starter for the Cardinals.

Lassiter would finish out his starting career in San Diego with the Chargers, starting 10 games.

In 2004, his final NFL season at the age of 35, Lassiter saw time in four NFL games.

In his career with the Cardinals, Lassiter started 71 games over eight years and appeared in 115.

He had 24 of his 25 career interceptions with the Cardinals and one of his two career touchdowns.

Lassiter was a beloved member of the Cardinals and organization, and the outpouring of memories on Twitter was fantastic to see for a player that was near and dear to Arizona Cardinals fans.

We here at Revenge of the Birds hope the family can find peace in this difficult time and are very sorry for your loss.

Rest in Peace, Kwamie Lassiter.