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NFL | Fast fact: Young receivers in demand

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.

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Broncos | Marshall goes over 1,000 yards for second consecutive season

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith retires

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.

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NFL | Man who founded illegitimate hedge fun commits suicide

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith details

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith placed on reserve/retired list

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith to have surgery

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith placed on IR

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.

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Broncos | R. Smith out for the 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.

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Broncos | Smith not expected to be activated Week 9

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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Broncos | R. Smith does not practice Wednesday

Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:18:10 -0700

Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Smith started his three-week practice window while on the Physically Unable to Perform list Oct. 24.

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Broncos | R. Smith not expected to be activated this week

Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:14:09 -0700

Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is not expected to be activated for Week 9. The team has until Nov. 14 to activate Smith or he cannot play this season.

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Broncos | Chance team activates Smith

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 14:11:54 -0700

Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) practiced Thursday, Oct. 25. There is a chance the team activates him for Week 8.

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Broncos | R. Smith practices Wednesday

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:24:48 -0700

Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. The team has three weeks to either activate him or place him on Injured Reserve.

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Broncos | R. Smith injury update

Sat, 20 Oct 2007 07:39:57 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) will likely return to practice following the team's Week 8 game.

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Broncos | R. Smith injury update

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 07:39:18 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is unsure whether he will be able to return to the lineup following his stint on the Physically Unable to Perform list. "I can go out there and run," Smith said. "But can I play football at the level I can play at? You've got to have a certain burst and acceleration."

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Broncos | R. Smith officially placed on PUP list

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:53:48 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have placed WR Rod Smith (hip) on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Smith will miss the first six games of the season.

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Broncos | R. Smith could go on PUP for start of season

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:49:57 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) could go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Broncos | R. Smith injury update

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 08:13:13 -0700

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) may return between the sixth and eighth game of the regular season, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

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Broncos | R. Smith misses practice

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:12:55 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

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Broncos | R. Smith to sit out preseason game Monday

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 23:24:38 -0700

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) will miss the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 13.

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Broncos | R. Smith doesn't think he'll be ready for regular season

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 19:57:34 -0700

During an interview with ESPN, Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) said he does not think he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Broncos | R. Smith misses practice

Thu, 09 Aug 2007 15:39:10 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not participate in morning practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

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Broncos | Smith sits out

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:02:38 -0700

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) sat out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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Broncos | Team to wait until R. Smith is healthy

Thu, 02 Aug 2007 15:07:23 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos will wait for WR Rod Smith (hip) to get healthy and keep him of the roster. "We're going to wait for him to get well. ... It may take all through preseason, it might take to the middle of the season. I told him: 'We don't have a target date. You're going to be on this football team. You just work to get well. It may be the 10th game of the season, it may not be at all," head coach Mike Shanahan said.

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Broncos | Smith opens camp on PUP list

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 15:01:10 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is still recovering from offseason hip surgery and has not run routes since last season. Smith has insisted he has not entertained thoughts of retiring but acknowledged he does not have a roster spot secure.

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Broncos | R. Smith likely to be placed on PUP list

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:07:34 -0700

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) will likely be placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

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Broncos | R. Smith a candidate for starting spot

Sun, 22 Jul 2007 11:17:49 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is a candidate for the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Javon Walker.

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Broncos | R. Smith may not be ready for training camp

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:02:25 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not participate in any of the team's offseason workouts, and he does not know if he will be ready to participate at the start of training camp. "I hope to, but if I don't, I don't think it's the end of the world. Football season starts in September, and that's what I'm looking forward to," Smith said. Smith said he has not considered retirement

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Broncos | R. Smith expected to miss minicamp

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 07:18:55 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is not expected to take part in the team's minicamp.

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Broncos | R. Smith's hip has bothered him for years

Thu, 17 May 2007 15:27:52 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) said his hip has been bothering him since 2004 and that the injury caused him to be slower last season. Smith hopes he will be ready when training camp comes up, but he said that he will not run routes until he is fully healthy.

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Broncos | R. Smith misses workout

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:19:33 -0700

Adam Schefter, of NFL Network, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) missed the first day of the team's voluntary workouts.

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Broncos | R. Smith restructures contract

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 20:24:13 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith has agreed to restructure his contract and take a $5 million paycut. Smith reduced his salary from $5.5 million to $1.5 million and did not take his $1 million roster bonus. He also reduced his 2008 base salary from $6.5 million to $1.5 million.

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Broncos | Smith undergoes surgery; expected to miss four months

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 02:06:06 -0800

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is expected to miss the majority of the team's offseason program after undergoing arthroscopic debridement on his left hip Feb. 26. The surgery is expected to sideline him for four months. The procedure is done to remove dead or damaged tissue in the affected area to allow living tissue to heal more quickly. Smith has not missed a regular season game due to injury in over five seasons.

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Broncos | Smith likely third receiver in 2007

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 23:51:46 -0800

According to Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, it's looking like Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith will be the No. 3 wideout behind WR Javon Walker and WR Brandon Marshall for the 2007 season.

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Broncos | R. Smith expected to restructure contract

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:15:47 -0800

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos are expected to restructure the contract of WR Rod Smith. Smith is due to collect a $1 million roster bonus in March. The team probably will ask Smith to take a cut from his 2007 salary of $5.5 million.

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Broncos | R, Smith to compete for starting spot

Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:17:34 -0800

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith will have to compete for a starting spot in training camp with WR Brandon Marshall. "To say Rod is the definite starter, I can't say that because we do have some great competition at that position," head coach Mike Shanahan said.

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Broncos | Team likely to restructure R. Smith's contract

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 08:04:21 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos likely will work with WR Rod Smith to restructure his contract in the offseason.

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Broncos | R. Smith could have reduced role next season

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:03:54 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith could serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver next season behind WR Javon Walker and WR Brandon Marshall.

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Broncos | Smith's run of 70-catch seasons nearing end

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:49:53 -0800

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith will not have a 70-catch season for the first time since the 1996 campaign. Entering Week 17, Smith has just 47 receptions.

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Broncos | Cutler earns first NFL win Week 15

Sun, 17 Dec 2006 21:41:41 -0800

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos rookie QB Jay Cutler earned his first NFL win Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. Cutler completed 21 of 31 passes for 261 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to WR Javon Walker on the third play from scrimmage and added a 10-yard touchdown pass to WR Rod Smith in the second half of the game.

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Broncos | R. Smith will play in Week 15

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:21:20 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) practiced Friday, Dec. 15, and he will play in Week 15. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Broncos | R. Smith practices Thursday

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:17:21 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Nov. 16, and is expected to play Week 11.

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Broncos | R. Smith practices Wednesday

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 20:24:54 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 15, and is expected to play Week 11.

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Broncos | Smith expected to play Week 11

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:17:00 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) is expected to play in the team's Week 11 game.

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Broncos | Smith expected to play this week

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 15:22:13 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Nov. 10, and he is expected to play in Week 10. He has also been upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.

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Broncos | R. Smith practices Thursday

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 19:24:19 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Nov. 9, and said he expects to play Week 10.

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Broncos | R. Smith practices Wednesday

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 00:25:59 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 8. He said he expects to play Week 10 if he has no additional problems this week.

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Broncos | R. Smith hopes to play Week 10

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:34:58 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (shoulder) hopes to play in the Week 10 game.

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Broncos | R. Smith did not suffer a concussion

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 21:52:18 -0700

Correcting a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith did not suffer a concussion late in the Week 3 game.

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