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Former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman hospitalized

Detroit Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman (80) on the sidelines before the NFL Wildcard Playoff, a 28-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers on January 8, 1994, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. (Photo by Betsy Peabody Rowe/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Detroit Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman (80) on the sidelines before the NFL Wildcard Playoff, a 28-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers on January 8, 1994, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. (Photo by Betsy Peabody Rowe/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman has been hospitalized, according to a report from CBS Miami.

Perriman, 50, was taken to a Miami-area hospital Tuesday night after collapsing due to what a family member said was "an extremely high blood pressure".

Reports said that Perriman was placed on life support and has remained in that state. However, an unnamed family member was quoted saying that Perriman showed "some small signs of progress" overnight into Wednesday morning.

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Prayers up for my pops! He's the real definition of hard body so I know he will be walking out the hospital like nothing happen very soon 🙏🏾

— Breshad Perriman (@B_Perriman11) May 4, 2016

Perriman played college ball at the University of Miami, before going on to have a successful 10-year career in the pros. He played for the Saints, Lions, Dolphins and Chiefs. His son, Breshad Perriman, was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2015.