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Broncos elect not to practice, focus on social justice and police brutality

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With issues weighing heavy on their minds, the Broncos held a lengthy team meeting Thursday morning and decided not to practice, using the time to focus on social justice reform and creating change in their community.

The Broncos joined several teams — the Colts, Packers, Jets, Bears, Titans, Cardinals and Washington — who elected not to work out in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc.

Recent Stories from thedenverchannel.com The NFL teams are following the lead of the NBA , which postponed all playoff games Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks elected not to play. NBA players met Thursday to determine their next step and whether their season should continue in the bubble in Orlando, Fla. According to ESPN, the players have decided to resume their season after sending a strong, unified message.

Wednesday, the WNBA followed in the NBA’s footsteps and several major league baseball and MLS soccer games were postponed as well, including the Colorado Rapids’ contest.

The Broncos were one of the most visible teams regarding the Black Lives Matter movement in June, organizing a peaceful protest through downtown Denver, including more than 60 players and members of the organization, including coach Vic […]

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