This is indeed a sad day at Dove Valley as Brandon Stokley, one of the most popular and professional players to ever wear a Broncos uniform, is in the process of having his contract terminated.
The Broncos also already paid a $500,000 roster bonus to Stokley in March and a $100,000 offseason workout bonus. He was going to make a $1.4 million salary this year. He missed the final three weeks of the preseason with a torn groin and it's possible his agent Rick Smith is working out an injury settlement that is typically worth two or three game checks.
Stokley, 34, was a slot machine who was always productive when healthy but suffered his share of physical setbacks. He caught the famous Immaculate Deflection in the final seconds of the opener at Cincinnati last year. In his three seasons with the Broncos, Stokley had a terrific ratio of 13 starts and 12 touchdown receptions.
He has 307 catches for 4,319 yards and 34 touchdowns in his career. He is hoping to play for one more season, but he and his wife Lana have settled on the Denver area as the permanent residence for their family.