As much as we've covered the news of Junior Seau's passing, it's probably best to step aside and let the men who knew him, played with him, and considered him a mentor and friend do the talking. This is just a sample of the avalanche of emotion coming from the league Wednesday. In this spirit, please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.
Drew Brees: So sad to hear about Jr. Seau. Junebug. Buddy. The greatest teammate a young guy could ask for. This is a sad day. He will be missed greatly.
Chad Ochocinco: My prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.P.
Clay Matthews: Tragic news regarding the passing of Junior Seau. His passion for the game was unparalleled. One of the great LB's of our time. #fighton
Terrell Owens: God Bless Junior Seau & his family! My heart & condolences go out 2 his family. May u RIP!
John Elway: Junior was a true competitor and a special player. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Seau family.
Deion Sanders: Junior Seau will certainly be missed. A great football player but a better man. He was classy, caring & courageous. God bless the Seau family
Wade Phillips: Sad day for all of us who loved and /or were touched by Junior Seau
Ryan Clark: Junior Seau was a phenomenal player. This is such a tragedy. May God be with his family. Hope he found peace.
LaMarr Woodley: RIP 2 junior seau... 1 of the best LB's to ever play the game
Mohamed Massaquoi: RIP Junior Seau. Life is so precious. Cherish every moment of it.
Calais Campbell: It hurts me to hear we lost a legend to the game today. R.I.P. Junior Seau you will be missed. Prayers go out to him and his family.
Doug Flutie: Junior Seau was one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. He was a great leader, teammate, and friend. He will be missed.
Reggie Bush: Damn this one hurts San Diego! One of the greatest to to come from the city.
Miami Dolphins: The entire Dolphins family sends condolences to the family, friends and former teammates of Junior Seau.
New England Patriots: Our heartfelt thoughts & prayers go out to Junior's family & his many friends who will mourn this loss