Former Kansas City wide receiver, Samie Parker says that coming to Denver is a great change for him. Besides looking forward to bringing his family to the colorful state of Colorado, Parker commented on the team’s wideout competition saying, “We all just want to win, that’s the bottom line. Whether it be you making a play or another guy making a play … I think it’s going to be a great thing because we’re just pushing each other, making plays out there and having a good team camaraderie.”(DenverBroncos.com).
Besides Parker, the Broncos brought in free agent WR’s Keary Colbert, Darrell Jackson, Clifford Russell, Lorne Sam, and Edell Sheperd. They also took Eddie Royal in the second round of the draft.
Rod Smith has not declared a comeback, but he has not mentioned retirement either. He did, however, make an appearance at the team’s summer camp to talk to some of the wide receivers. There’s no doubt that Keary Colbert idolizes him. He commented on Smith saying, “He has had a career that has been remarkable. I’m really trying to put in a career and a season like he has done in the past. That’s the start of it really, getting to know how to do it through him. He has the blueprint, and I just have to follow it.” Forget the comeback, Rod. Join the Broncos as a receivers coach. We know that you love the organization, and would do anything to help the team. Make it official.
A general note: After Travis Henry was cut, look for players to work much harder in summer camps and pre-season because they know that Mike Shanahan will get rid of anyone that does not show up to work. And you can guarantee Shanahan will not show those players out.