Giants hold moment of silence for Dennis Byrd before Ravens game

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Before the Giants hosted the Ravens on Sunday, the team held a moment of silence in honor of former New York Jets defensive lineman, Dennis Byrd.

Byrd passed away Saturday night in a car crash outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 50 year old played four years in the NFL before sustaining a career ending injury. Byrd was an inspiration for many players who valued his spirit and perseverance  to overcome such a paralyzing injury.

The moment was respected and captured by NFL fans, former players and reporters on Sunday afternoon: