|04-13-2007, 03:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Post article about Wilson release
Broncos to release Al Wilson
By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 04/13/2007 12:01:19 PM MDT
Al Wilson (Post file / Hyoung Chang)Al Wilson's Broncos career is over. The Broncos will release the former defensive captain today, according to a source close to the situation.
A news conference is scheduled at 2 p.m. to discuss Wilson's future at the Denver office of Wilson's agent, Peter Schaffer.
There is a strong chance Wilson, 29, may not play in 2007 and that he could decide to end his career.
The five-time Pro Bowl selection suffered a neck injury Dec. 3 against Seattle. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and spent a short time at a local hospital before being released. Wilson then came back to finish the season.
However, on March 23, he failed a physical with the New York Giants, who nixed a proposed trade from Denver. Wilson subsequently saw a specialist in Los Angeles who confirmed the injury.
Wilson was a first-round draft choice out of Tennessee in 1999. He quickly became a fierce vocal leader and a fan favorite. Wilson was voted a starter for the Pro Bowl this past season, but he didn't play because of he had postseason thumb surgery.
*****This is the first I have heard that Al's injury was confirmed.......is this just Burger Bill talking out his bun or what?
|04-13-2007, 03:51 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Obviously the Broncos don't think Wilson can play at a high level anymore and probably don't want the responsibility in case he got hurt again and it was more serious.
|04-13-2007, 03:56 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
If this is the way Al is going out I can only offer my thanks and a salute. He gave it his all for the Broncos and I thank him and appreciate everything he did for the team. He was a great leader.