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Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:06:42 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports of the 64 starting NFL wide receivers in the NFL in 2008, only 19 of them were 30 years of age or older. In the past month, there have been 12 wideouts - not all starters - 30 and older released by their former team for a variety of reasons. The average age of the released receivers is 32.9 years. Former Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (113 passes) was the last receiver older than 30 to lead the league in receptions, which happened in 2001. The top 10 receivers in 2008 averaged 26.1 years of age with an average experience of 4.6 seasons.
Sun, 07 Dec 2008 20:26:09 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall now has 1,033 receiving yards on the season, marking the second consecutive season he has reached 1,000 yards receiving. He is the first player to post consecutive seasons of 1,000-plus receiving yards for the Broncos since WR Rod Smith did so from 2000-05.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:33:53 -0700
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith retired Wednesday, July 23. Smith will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
Mon, 26 May 2008 06:25:19 -0700
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Kirk Wright, who founded an illegitimate hedge fun and was convicted Wednesday, May 21, by a federal jury of bilking $150 million from thousands of clients, hung himself Saturday, May 24, in the Union City, Ga., jail where he was awaiting sentencing of up to 710 years in prison. Former Denver Broncos FS Steve Atwater, RB Terrell Davis and WR Rod Smith were some of Wright's clients. Atwater invested $2.8 million of his own money in Wright's hedge fun, called International Management Associates. Atwater helped raise an additional $15 million by signing up Davis and Smith.
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:57:57 -0800
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports the Denver Broncos provided some salary cap relief by placing WR Rod Smith (hip) on the reserve/retired list Friday, Feb. 15. Despite the move by the team, Smith can still return to the Broncos, provided he recovers from hip surgery. "If it turns out that he can contribute later, I'm sure they'd welcome him back," Smith's agent Tom Mills said Friday, Feb. 15. "It just gives them flexibility for life without him." Smith is scheduled to make $1.5 million in 2008.
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 07:28:25 -0800
The Denver Broncos announced Friday, Feb. 15, that WR Rod Smith has been placed on the team's reserve/retired list.
Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:04:08 -0800
ESPNews reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is expected to have hip surgery next month and may need a hip replacement which could end his career.
Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:41:37 -0800
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have placed WR Rod Smith (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 15:26:18 -0700
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is out for the rest of the season.
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 14:29:00 -0700
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 1. The team must activate Smith by Nov. 14, but he is not expected to be activated for Week 9.
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