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Stokley moves closer to a reunion with Peyton Manning

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Well, Brandon Stokley possibly will get his reward for all the positive things he said last month about the status of Peyton Manning’s arm and the quality of his throws.

As expected, the Broncos may be signing Stokley.  Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Stokley, who lives in Denver, will visit with the Broncos.  He could eventually re-join the team.

Stokley, who turns 36 in June, is a 13-year veteran who spent three seasons with Manning in Indy and three with the Broncos.  When Manning visited the Broncos in early March, he threw passes for roughly an hour to Stokley in a park near the receiver’s home.

Stokley won Super Bowl rings in 2000 with the Ravens and 2006 with the Colts.  He also played two games with the Giants in 2011; that possibly was enough to get him a third ring.

If Stokley ends up with the Broncos, his primary task will be to help Peyton get his second.

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24 Responses to “Stokley moves closer to a reunion with Peyton Manning”
  1. wrathofgodzilla says: Apr 14, 2012 12:43 AM

    Would definitely add some depth to a position that is rather thin right now. Stokley didn’t have the best numbers in Denver, but he definitely made some big plays for us.

  2. mjkelly77 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:51 AM

    Brandon Stokley will be disappointed. He has fond memories of the 2006 Manning. But he’ll end up getting the 2012 manning, neck bolts and all. Swamp Boy is done.

  3. kodakinvegas says: Apr 14, 2012 12:55 AM

    And possibly Blair White as well. Get ready, go deep! Whoooosh

  4. myleathasosoft says: Apr 14, 2012 12:58 AM

    Stokley seems like a good guy. I have no problem with him and hope he excels in the reunion with Peyton!

  5. noeffinway says: Apr 14, 2012 1:43 AM

    In a park in march in Denver, Peyton playing catch, and not a bronco or nfl fan around to get some cell phone video?

  6. jeremywflores says: Apr 14, 2012 2:09 AM

    Stokley can teach DT some proper grammar.

  7. jeziyo247 says: Apr 14, 2012 2:30 AM

    Great player, never gonna forget the spectacular catch he made against the Bengals, in which the broncos would have lost but he’ll be 36 and I don’t see him being that productive with all the other young WRs. Blair white would be a better option

  8. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 14, 2012 2:32 AM

    At least they will have one receiver with the speed to match Peyton’s arm.

  9. habibthomas says: Apr 14, 2012 3:04 AM

    I didnt realize Stokley was that old…wow

  10. colin5656 says: Apr 14, 2012 7:11 AM

    He will get his third no doubt. Giants=Class

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 14, 2012 8:04 AM

    I like stokley and wish him the best for the broncos

  12. 4ever19 says: Apr 14, 2012 8:14 AM

    I can see why Stokley would want to play with the Broncos. I’m not sure why the Broncos (or any NFL team) would want him. He is overrated, drops easy balls and by now has lost a step he didn’t have to lose.

  13. The Prophet says: Apr 14, 2012 8:16 AM

    I never considered Stokley all that good, but as far as Super Bowls go he seems to be a lucky charm to have on your team!

  14. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Apr 14, 2012 8:36 AM

    The Broncos cut him coming out of camp two years ago. Unless he has improved since then I don’t see how he makes the team this year, either.

  15. bluefan204 says: Apr 14, 2012 9:05 AM

    From what I saw of Stokley with the Giants, signing him in Denver would be a waste of time. With all due respect to Brandon, he is done.

  16. stonecld33 says: Apr 14, 2012 9:13 AM

    Hey, maybe edgerin James and Marvin Harrison are a surprise edition to the new Denver depends. What the heck, fire fox and bring in dungy.

  17. mwcarolina says: Apr 14, 2012 10:16 AM

    first things first. Stokley in my book was a great slot WR for years.

    as for now, he’s not what he was, but with that said, he would be a help. he can be the 3rd or 4th WR and teach Thomas, Caldwell and Decker the Manning style of offense that he runs, so he would be a great mentor and tutor for them and because he knows Manning, it would be good for Manning.

    oh and i guess Dallas Clark isnt going to Denver due to Tamme and Dreessen.

  18. crazybeardedjack says: Apr 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    A 36 year-old white wide receiver who’s never done anything outside of his time with Peyton Manning? Brilliant move!

  19. dstellhorn317 says: Apr 14, 2012 10:45 AM

    Stokley won’t even make the 53 man roster. Aside from 2004 when he had 1,000+ rec. yds and 10 TD’s he hasn’t done much since, plus he’s always injured anyways.

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 14, 2012 11:27 AM

    Stokley would make a good agent, he sold the broncos on peytons arm strength n that good him a job with the broncos, bravo young man!!!

  21. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 14, 2012 11:55 AM

    Stokley’s one of those savvy WRs that could play ’til he’s 50. Kind of like Brian Brennan used to be for the Browns back in the day.

  22. exhibits5 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:03 PM

    he should consider a coaching intern with the bronco’s. he is 36 years old he was a average WR when he was 26 he clearly has lost a step or two. he had over 10years in the. NFL let a younger player get a chance of playing in the NFL brandOn. !!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. armoderate says: Apr 14, 2012 1:14 PM

    A 36 year old slot receiver? Good luck with that. If this whole “Colts reborn” doesn’t work out, Elway and company will be toast. Right now I see a 50/50 chance that the “Plan A” works out. All eyes will be on the coming season.

  24. CKL says: Apr 14, 2012 2:45 PM

    crazybeardedjack says: Apr 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    A 36 year-old white wide receiver who’s never done anything outside of his time with Peyton Manning? Brilliant move!
    I believe had a SB ring before PM even took part in a playoff win. He was a good player outside of PM. I am sick of PM getting all the credit from so many people for the success of every single offensive (and heck even defensive player “PM gave them leads, that’s why they seemed decent”)who ever played for the Colts. It’s a really lazy statement.

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