5 Supportive Tweets by NFL Players for Boston Marathon Explosion Victims

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Boston Marathon Explosions: 5 Supportive Tweets by NFL Players

Boston Marathon Explosions: 5 Supportive Tweets by NFL Players
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The tragic events at the Boston Marathon remind those of us in the sports world that there are much bigger things in life. The two blasts near the finish line that took the lives of three innocent bystanders and injured over 170 more completely stole the spotlight from the winners and all the warm feelings that typically come with Patriots Day in Boston. However, the terrorists -- whether they be domestic or foreign -- failed miserably in their goal to divide us.

To watch what unfolded after the explosions was nothing short of remarkable. Uniformed and civilian heroes alike worked together immediately afterward to help all those who were injured (including former New England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi); runners who crossed the finish line after the blasts kept running for another mile and a half to Mass General Hospital to donate blood; and many professional athletes tweeted their support.

There are countless tweets with supportive messages of care and prayer that went out to the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions and their families, but we've collected five such social media posts from Twitter that were made by NFL players in an effort to spread some sort of comfort following this tragedy. However, we always keep in mind that there is only One who can comfort in a time like this and that our prayers are the greatest help we can offer.

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Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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Joe Staley

Joe Staley
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski
Joe Toth-USA TODAY Sports
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Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley
Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports
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Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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