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Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith will report to Training Camp

Smith will be at Training Camp

According to the Denver Broncos official website, veteran defensive end Antonio Smith will report to Training Camp on Thursday.

Smith is still under investigation for child abuse allegations, but no charges have yet to be filed against the veteran defensive end.

With the Broncos veteran players reporting for Training Camp on Thursday, General Manager John Elway and Head Coach Gary Kubiak had a decision to make with Smith. The allegations against Smith are eight months old, and no charges have been filed, so they felt comfortable allowing the veteran to take part in the team's Training Camp.

"We've been in communication with Antonio and the league for the last couple of months. Based on those discussions, it's appropriate for Antonio to be here and compete with the rest of the team as we begin training camp," Kubiak said.

Smith has sat out the majority of the offseason program so I would expect the Broncos to bring Smith along slowly.

The addition of Smith also helps make up for the four-game suspension of defensive end Derek Wolfe. I wouldn't expect Smith to start in place of Wolfe, but he will help out rushing the passer in certain sub-packages.

Smith has a history with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and defensive end Bill Kollar in Houston and had plenty of success with them. So the Broncos are expecting solid play from the veteran pass rusher.