Longtime NFL writer Don Banks, who covered the league for more than two decades, died in his sleep on Sunday morning. He was 56.

Banks had just finished covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies when paramedics were called to a hotel in North Canton, Ohio — . 

After spending the past three seasons with The Athletic-Boston, Banks was recently hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to cover the Raiders. His was published on Sunday.

However, most football fans knew Banks from his 17 seasons .

We are shocked and saddened by the passing of our friend and former colleague Don Banks. Our hearts go out to Alissa, Matt and all of Don’s family and friends.

— The MMQB (@theMMQB)

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