Demaryius Thomas missing practice due to death in family

<p> Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas will not open training camp with his teammates due to a death in his family, <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/7463/demaryius-thomas-excused-from-camp">according to an ESPN report</a>.</p> <p> Thomas' grandmother passed away with her funeral services taking place this week. After attending a team meeting on Wednesday, Thomas traveled back home to Georgia to be with his family. He has been excused from the start of training camp by the Broncos organization.</p> <p> Thomas has emerged as one of the NFL's premier receivers in the NFL with Peyton Manning quarterbacking the Broncos over the past two seasons. He followed his stellar 2012 season — 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns — with 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013.</p> <p> He will return to the Broncos' facility on Monday.</p> <p> This is a classy move by the Broncos to allow Thomas the appropriate time to grieve. Some things are much more important than the game of football when it's all said and done.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jasonhbutt">@JasonHButt</a></p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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