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Published on 04/13/2012 at Fri Apr 13 22:03.
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Stokley has attended four training camps in Dove Valley. Will he make it five this summer? (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Denver Broncos will bring in free agent wide receiver Brandon Stokley for a visit, according to NFL Network‘s Jason La Canfora.  Stokley may be passing a physical away from signing with the team, according to La Canfora’s sources.

When Stokley ran routes for Peyton Manning last month and helped the Broncos sway the veteran quarterback, BroncoTalk predicted that the Broncos might be interested in bringing the veteran receiver to training camp this summer.  Bringing in Stokley would reunite the 35-year old receiver with the quarterback he posted career numbers with — 68 catches for  1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns — in 2004 and provide a familiar target for Manning in training camp. 

Stokley (6-0, 192 lbs.) would also provide a veteran leader to the young bucks on Denver’s roster still learning the tricks of the trade at the wide receiver position.  Stokley played for the Broncos from 2007 to 2009 and played with Manning in Indianapolis from 2003 to 2006).

The Broncos currently have ten receivers on the roster in returning starters Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, journeymen Matthew Willis, Andre Caldwell, Mark Dell and Jason Hill, youngsters D’Andre Goodwin, Tyler Grisham and Greg Orton and the final selection of 2010 NFL Draft — 255th overall Mr. Irrelevant himself — Tim Toone.  The Broncos could definitely upgrade the position and Stokley would provide good depth and experience to a young receiving corps.

A two-time Super Bowl champion (XXXV, Baltimore Ravens, XLI, Indianapolis Colts), Stokley has started in 34 career games and caught 339 passes for 4,680 yards and 34 touchdowns.  In Denver, Stokley will of course forever be remembered for this play.

It looks like Stokley may be returning to Denver.  Would you be in favor of the team bringing the veteran to camp?

  • anonymous

    No! He’s almost 40 and was never a threat offensively. Lets develop the young guys and let all these has beens ride off into the sunset.

  • BackInTheSaddle

    As a down field threat? No. As a ‘player coach’ yes.  He could greatly accelerate the Manning learning curve for this young group.

  • Vincemarine

    No! Blair White was just released by the Colts. He is a much faster younger version of Stokley. They should go get White!

  • Cdub12344321

    Lol who?????? And to add, I’m not disagreeing with you on bringing in stock he is way past his prime. At the same time who is this other guy you speak of????

  • Anonymous

    Whatever.  Camp body.  

  • Anonymous

    Bring em in.  Stokley is cool and I’m sure he would sign for league minimum.

  • MeOMy

    Don’t need to have a fast receiver on 3rd downs. Stokley is one of the best slot receivers to ever play the game. As a 3rd down guy I would love to see him back with the team. He won’t have more than 1-3 catches a game but they will be cathes that some of these younger guys wouldn’t even be in the right position to make.

  • Vincemarine

    Blair White played the slot with Payton in Indy.  Garcon, Collie and White weren’t the best receivers but with Payton they were good.  I actually think of him as a younger Stokley.