SEATTLE WA - JANUARY 08: Brandon Stokley #15 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after his 45-yard touchdown catch late in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8 2011 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
According to Jason La Canfora on Twitter, the Denver Broncos have signed wide receiver Brandon Stokley to a one year contract. This will be Stokley's second stint in Denver, which ended just before the 2010 season when the Broncos were absolutely loaded at the receiver position.
For his career, Stokley has 339 receptions for 4,680 yards and 34 touchdowns. One of those touchdowns came in the waning moments of a season-opening game against the Cincinnati Bengals where Stokley caught what is now being called "The Immaculate Deflection," trotting 80 yards for a score but not until he drained some of the clock, helping seal the first of six straight victories for the Broncos that year.
Stokley also is reuniting with former Indianapolis Colts teammate Peyton Manning, with whom he had the only 1,000 yard season of his career back in 2004 (1,077, 10 TD). The Denver resident was part of Peyton Manning's recruiting process, running routes for him on his first official visit to see the team at a local park.
The 35-year-old is a 13-year NFL veteran who has played for the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Giants in addition to the Broncos. He is the third receiver the Broncos have brought in as a free agent this offseason, joining fellow new additions Jason Hill (Jaguars) and Andre Caldwell (Bengals).