ENGLEWOOD, Colo.– The Denver Broncos will honor former big receiver Demaryius Thomas on Sunday with a pregame second of silence in addition to a tribute to be carried out on the stadiums video boards.
The Broncos, who will face the Detroit Lions at Empower Area at Mile Excessive, will even place on decals on their helmets of Thomas No. 88.
Thomas was found lifeless Thursday in his Roswell, Georgia, home. Cops indicated Thomas death may need resulted from a medical difficulty.
Former teammates mentioned Thomas had actually notified them he had actually suffered from seizures in most current months. LaTonya Bonseigneur, Thomas cousin, notified The Related Press early Friday that Thomas had actually suffered seizures for a 12 months and that members of the household had actually spoken to him Wednesday.
” Seeing and feeling their action, their harm, merely tells me what a specific individual DT was,” discussed Broncos coach Vic Fangio. … The people who understood him and had been round him, theyre depressed and unhappy, down, nevertheless … were able to pay tribute to him on Sunday.”
All of us miss him,” Bolles pointed out.
Thomas, who was to show 34 on Christmas, had actually introduced his retirement from the NFL in June.
The Broncos held a personnel assembly Friday morning to discuss Thomas loss of life. Group CEO Joe Ellis, who was the Broncos primary working officer in 2010 when Thomas was a first-round draft choose, was among to talk, as did working backs coach Curtis Modkins, who hired Thomas as a Georgia Tech assistant and got here to the Broncos in 2018, the 12 months Thomas was traded to the Houston Texans.
Denver has 10 players on today roster who had been teammates with Thomas and over 40 coaches, workers members and help workers who had actually been with the staff throughout Thomas 9 seasons.
” Seeing and feeling their reaction, their damage, just tells me what a particular participant DT was,” mentioned Broncos coach Vic Fangio. “Particular participant, specific individual is apparent by their actions. … The people who understood him and had been round him, theyre depressed and unhappy, down, however … were able to pay tribute to him on Sunday.”
Fangio discussed the employees and players members who desired to discuss Thomas loss of life would have counselors and a personnel pastor out there to them.
Left handle Garett Bolles, who was the Broncos first-round decide in 2017, mentioned Friday that he nonetheless has a message on his telephone from Thomas inviting him to the staff simply after he was selected.
All of us miss him,” Bolles discussed. “I do know he touched my life.