The Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins were scheduled to have two days of joint practices ahead of Saturday's final preseason matchup. Not anymore! Due to a stomach bug and players barfing everywhere, Thursday's practice has been canceled, and teams will meet virtually.
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas unexpectedly passed away at age 33 last December. Doctors at Boston University have now determined that the star WR had stage two CTE at his time of death.
Thomas was known to suffer from seizures in the last years of his life, one of which caused a 2019 car accident. One of the more disturbing quotes stated in the doctors' report was regarding these seizures. "His behavior became increasingly erratic in the last year of his life, which was marked by the memory loss, paranoia, and isolation that are hallmarks of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits."
While an official cause of death has not yet been determined, it has been stated that Thomas suffered a seizure while in the shower.
Thomas spent eight seasons with the Broncos, where he won a Super Bowl and had four Pro Bowl seasons.
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On Friday, the Las Vegas Raiders signed wide receiver Hunter Renfrow to a new two-year, $32 million extension. Included in the deal is a $21 million guarantee. Renfrow is coming off his best season, including a team-high nine touchdown receptions. With a true WR1 in Davante Adams in town, Renfrow is a solid WR2 and has a solid rapport with quarterback Derek Carr.
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