Bucs’ Hovan: Adams was ‘friend for life’

The Buccaneers released a statement Sunday on the passing of former DE Gaines Adams, sharing some of their reaction.

Co-chairman Joel Glazer
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Gaines Adams during this sad day. It is a tragedy to lose someone at such a young age and our entire organization is deeply saddened by this news.”

General manager Mark Dominik
“Gaines was a part of the Buccaneer family and this is a tragic loss. Everyone who met Gaines came away knowing what a great young man that he was.”

Coach Raheem Morris
“Gaines will be missed by all of us, especially by his teammates in our locker room. He was a true team player and a positive influence to everyone he met. My prayers go out to his family.”

Cornerback Ronde Barber
“Gaines was a quiet, humble kid and is far too young to be gone. He had so much potential that had yet to be achieved and I am very sad that the full extent of his life won’t be realized.”

Defensive tackle Chris Hovan
“Today is a very tragic day for Gaines’ family, friends and teammates. I still don’t want to believe that it is true. I am deeply saddened that we have lost someone who I considered a friend for life. When he came to Tampa I took Gaines under my wing; I considered him my little brother and that’s how I will always remember him. This is all so unreal and it hasn’t really hit me yet.”

Defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson
“I will always remember Gaines as someone who was fun to be around. He was definitely a people person, a very friendly guy. He was taken far too soon from us and he will surely be missed. I know that God has a plan for everyone and all that we can do is extend our thoughts and prayers to the Adams family during this difficult time.”

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