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Brady, Edelman, Pats players react to tragic Demaryius Thomas news

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Former Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas passed away Thursday at age 33.
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The NFL community had to process some tragic news late Thursday night.

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was found dead at his Georgia home Thursday at age 33, police confirmed.

Thomas spent most of his 10-year playing career with the Denver Broncos but briefly joined the New England Patriots in 2019. He signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in April and caught two touchdown passes in New England's preseason finale before the team traded him to the New York Jets on Sept. 10.

NFL players, ex-Broncos teammates pay tribute to Demaryius Thomas

Many members of that 2019 Patriots team took the news of Thomas' death hard, including quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman, who offered their condolences on Twitter.

Patriots safety Devin McCourty, running backs James White and Brandon Bolden, wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer shared similar sentiments.

Patriots offensive guard Shaq Mason, who like Thomas played at Georgia Tech, offered a fond reflection of Thomas as well.

Thomas' time with the Patriots was brief, but he clearly left a lasting impression on members of that 2019 team.