Outpouring of emotion from the NFL in social media after Seau’s death

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

Michael Strahan: #RIP Junior Seau. Great friend and competitor..... Had great times together. Will be missed.

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.

San Diego Chargers: RIP Junior Seau - 1969-2012 http://instagr.am/p/KIz9D8MuYA/

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