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Al Wilson to be released.

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by PackerLegend, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. PackerLegend

    PackerLegend Cheesehead

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    Mar 26, 2006
    Wilson sets news conference to thank Denver fansBy John Clayton

    Denver Broncos linebacker Al Wilson scheduled a news conference Friday to announce he is being released by the Denver Broncos after eight seasons, sources said.

    Wilson called a 4 p.m. ET meeting with the media in Denver to discuss his future, which will not include the Broncos, the team that made him a No. 1 draft choice in 1999 and allowed him to grow into the leadership role on playoff caliber defenses.

    Wilson leaves the Broncos as a four-time Pro Bowl player and one of the top defenders in franchise history.

    Last month, the Broncos tried to trade him to the New York Giants for a third-round choice. That trade didn't happen because he failed a physical. He had back problems last year along with a thumb injury. Wilson's rights returned to the Broncos, who were, at the time, seemingly willing to keep him on the roster.

    With a $5.2 million salary and a $600,000 roster bonus, Wilson didn't fit into the Broncos salary cap after a busy offseason. His release will save the Broncos $1.63 million.

    Wilson wanted to hold a press conference to thank the Broncos and the fans for their support through his NFL career.
  2. Hammer

    Hammer Cheesehead

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    Dec 13, 2004
    Durham, NC
    Damn fine player, injuries unfortunately are part of the game and end stellar careers far too often.
    Picked ahead of Wilson that year, Antuan Edward, picked several picks later, Dre' Bly.

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