Lee Roy Selmon showing signs of improvement

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon is showing small signs of improvement after suffering a stroke on Friday, his family says.

We all have great hope,” his brother and former teammate Dewey Selmon said. “He’s a fighter. Keep the prayers going.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers issued a statement on Saturday saying they’re keeping Selmon in their thoughts.

“From the very start, Lee Roy Selmon has been there for his team and his community,” the statement said. “Now, he and the entire Selmon family should know that our family and the entire Buccaneer organization is thinking of and praying for him.”

Selmon played his entire NFL career for the Buccaneers and was chosen to six Pro Bowls. He became the first Buccaneer inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed on Sunday that Lee Roy Selmon has died at the age of 56.