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What they’re saying: The NFL world mourns the passing of legendary Raiders receiver Cliff Branch

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On the day the 2019 Hall of Fame class was making their induction speeches, we all learned of the tragic passing of an NFL legend who by all rights should have been in Canton this weekend. The great Cliff Branch.

His passing put a somber note on what should have otherwise been a celebration of NFL achievement. The NFL world mourned his passing.

Raiders statement:

“Cliff Branch touched the lives of generations of Raiders fans. His loss leaves an eternal void for the Raiders Family, but his kindness and loving nature will be fondly remembered forever. Cliff’s on-field accomplishments are well documented and undeniably Hall of Fame worthy, but his friendship and smile are what the Raider Nation will always cherish.”

Or as Mark Davis said...

Here is a short video that was posted which reminds you of how revered Cliff Branch was with a few Hall of Famers saying without reservation that he was a Hall of Fame player.

I tweeted this the day before he passed, when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced they would be inducting 10 senior era players next year.

A year too late.