Thursday July 24th, 2014

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was excused from the opening day of training camp practice to attend to personal matters, reports the Denver Post. 

Thomas left the team so he can attend funeral services for his grandmother in Georgia. The Denver Post notes that Thomas' grandmother helped raise him as a child. 

The receiver attended a team meeting Wednesday night and also took his arrival physical.

Thomas is expected back at practice on Monday. He is in the final season of his contract and will be paid $3.275 million in base salary, plus $1.8 million in bonus money. 

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Thomas had 92 catches for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.

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