Posted Wed Mar 28th by Jon Heath
We’ve been speculating for several weeks that Denver may sign free agent wide receiver Brandon Stokley as a “camp target,” bringing him in for training camp. Having experience with quarterback Peyton Manning, Stokley may come back to Denver to “compete” for a roster spot this summer.
If nothing else, Stokley could give some tips to the younger receivers on Denver’s roster and provide a familiar target for Manning at practice. At age 35, Stokley still has some gas left in the tank and recently ran routes for Manning several weeks ago, obviously showing he is still capable of doing so.
Another former Bronco that the team may be interested in bringing to training camp is quarterback Jake Plummer, who was in Denver on Monday throwing to draft prospects and NFL free agents. Plummer, 37, hasn’t played football in six years but has stayed in good shape and could provide the Broncos a “camp arm,” giving Manning a break from all the reps.
It’s an interesting subject to think about, and certainly a possibility — although unlikely to happen — that two players who played in Denver from ’07-09 (Stokley) and ’03-06 (Plummer) could re-sign with the team nine combined years after moving on.
Both players left Denver a few years earlier than we would have preferred. Would you be in favor of Stokley and/or Plummer coming back?