ESPN satffers paid tribute to Chris Mortensen during their broadcast of the NFL draft.

By SI Wire
April 28, 2016

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ESPN staffers paid tribute to NFL reporter Chris Mortensen during their broadcast of the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Mortensen has taken a break from on-air work with ESPN as he undergoes treatment for stage 4 throat cancer.

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Mortensen starred in a new Gatorade ad campaign that salutes Peyton Manning, just a few months after Mortensen was the first to break the news of the NFL quarterback's retirement.


Fellow ESPN insider Adam Schefter shared a photo of them at last year's NFL draft.

The second and third round of the NFL draft will take place on Friday.

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