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Coleman will stay with the Broncos

By wire services
Published June 26, 2004

Two weeks after he told Broncos coach Mike Shanahan that he planned to retire, defensive end Marco Coleman has changed his mind, according to ESPN.com. The 12-year veteran will play for Denver this season after all.

Despite his first decision, Coleman did not file the official retirement paperwork with the NFL, and the Broncos never placed him on the reserve-retired list. Technically, it's as if Coleman never left the team.

Coleman, 34, signed a one-year contract with Denver in March for the league minimum base salary of $760,000. That contract, obviously, remains intact.

Last season Coleman appeared in 13 games for the Eagles, all as a reserve, registering 13 tackles and one sack. In 2002 he played for the Jaguars.

A former first-round pick of the Dolphins in 1992, Coleman has 574 tackles, 621/2 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, one interception and 16 passes defensed.

He enjoyed his best success as a Redskin. In 2000 he posted 12 sacks with Washington.

CHARGERS: Offensive lineman Shane Olivea signed a three-year contract. Olivea, a seventh-round pick from Ohio State, was named to the All-Big Ten second team at right tackle after his junior and senior seasons.

COWBOYS: Wide receiver Dedric Ward broke his foot and likely will miss most of training camp, according to the Dallas Morning News. Ward, a free-agent signee, suffered a similar injury in 2001 that caused him to miss the preseason and one game in the regular season.

JETS: New York decided not to make Jamie Henderson a tender offer, leaving the defensive back as a free agent with no salary on which to live as he recovers from his April 3 motorcycle accident, according to the New York Post. As an NFL veteran, Henderson's insurance covers him for the next four years.

RAMS: St. Louis signed seventh-round draft choice Larry Turner to a three-year contract. Turner was first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference while at Eastern Kentucky in 2003.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle signed sixth-round draft choice Craig Terril. Drafted out of Purdue, Terril, a defensive tackle, was one of four defenders drafted by the Seahawks.

TITANS: Rookie defensive end Bo Schobel, who had surgery on his right foot Wednesday, could return to full speed by September, according to the Nashville Tennessean. Coach Jeff Fisher said, however, that the injury was "worse than anticipated."

Schobel, one of five defensive linemen the Titans drafted this year, will not be allowed to put any weight on his foot for the next month.

[Last modified June 26, 2004, 01:24:13]


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