NFL teams to observe moment of silence for John Madden in Week 17

Week 17 will kick off with a moment of silence in remembrance of the late John Madden.

The legendary Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster died Tuesday morning. He was 85.

League spokesperson Brian McCarthy confirmed to NFL Media that Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams asking all Week 17 home clubs to observe a moment of silence prior to the playing of the National Anthem to honor the larger-than-life NFL figure.

Madden's death prompted an outpouring of remembrances from across the football world.

"Nobody loved football more than Coach," Goodell said in a statement Tuesday. "He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today."

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