BOSTON (AP) Tom Stephens, an original member of the Patriots and a two-way player, has died at 82.
According to a funeral announcement, he died at his home last week in Naples, Florida. No cause was given.
Stephens was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1959. He signed with the Boston Patriots for their inaugural season in 1960 and played five seasons until 1964, appearing in 49 games as a tight end and defensive back.