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Demaryius Thomas to miss start of Broncos camp after death in family

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The Broncos will not have wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on the field when they start training camp on Thursday, but there are no injury concerns or contract squabbles for the team to worry about.

Thomas has been excused from Broncos camp until Monday so that he can return to Georgia to attend funeral services for his grandmother. Thomas was at the team’s facility for meetings and a physical on Wednesday, but coach John Fox said Thursday, via ESPN.com, that Thomas “is where he needs to be” and that the team’s prayers are with him.

Thomas is coming off a pair of excellent seasons catching passes from Peyton Manning and has caught 240 passes for 3,698 yards over four years with the Broncos. That’s put him in line for a big new contract with his current deal expiring after this season and the two sides have been talking about an extension. The missed time this week shouldn’t have any impact on either Thomas’ play or the contract talks.

PFT offers our condolences to Thomas and his family on their loss.

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9 Responses to “Demaryius Thomas to miss start of Broncos camp after death in family”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 24, 2014 10:58 AM

    Cleveland Browns fans are blaming Thomas grandmother’s death on Brandon Weeden.

  2. Ground Chuck says: Jul 24, 2014 11:17 AM

    Prayers to Demaryius. I know his Grandma was a big reason he stuck with football. This must be a difficult time for him.

  3. thepftpoet says: Jul 24, 2014 11:18 AM

    R.I.P.

    Condolences from Vikings nation.

  4. eldarknight says: Jul 24, 2014 11:26 AM

    Just another example of the high class organization Mr. Bowlen built in Denver, and the individuals he has brought in to run it.

  5. prussian11 says: Jul 24, 2014 12:04 PM

    D. went to one of my high school’s rivals and is a fellow GT alum. His grandmother was always an influence in his life.
    My sympathies for his loss.

    God bless.

  6. listenup823 says: Jul 24, 2014 12:17 PM

    Thoughts and prayers, Bey-Bey

  7. propertyofthebroncos says: Jul 24, 2014 12:23 PM

    RIP, thoughts and condolences to him and his family. He’s doing the right thing by being with his family.

  8. edithpiaf51 says: Jul 25, 2014 1:09 AM

    My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to him and the family. I am glad the Broncos gave him the time to be with his family, very classy

  9. frostymugobeer says: Jul 25, 2014 11:41 AM

    this kid had it pretty rough comin’ up….hopefully he stays healthy and focused through this.
    he deserves a big contract and to one day see his mom on the sidelines at a game.
    I wonder if this is the grandma who was in prison?
    sad she never got the chance to come to a game and see her “bey bey” play live in the nfl as well.
    not condoning drug use or sales here but the system is a little screwy when bankers can ruin the lives of thousands with illegal practices and walk away scott free….while somebody sells some cocaine and rotts in prison for the better part of their life.
    prayers DT…stay strong

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