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Samie Parker staying in AFC West
Posted Apr. 14 at 11:51 AM
Samie Parker is staying in the AFC West. He reached a verbal agreement with the Broncos today, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.
Parker was largely ineffective as a starter with Kansas City. He started 22 games the last two years, but caught only 65 passes, with just 3 TDs in 31 games. By the end of last year, he fell behind youngster Jeff Webb on the depth chart.
Parker’s role with the Broncos is unclear. Most likely, he’ll be their 3rd or 4th receiver. The Broncos have Brandon Marshall and Brandon Stokley coming back, and they have also signed Keary Colbert, who's been another underachieving Parker-type receiver. Stokley has had a lot of injuries in his career, and the Broncos might prefer to have him play in a slot-receiver role. Marshall is a true No. 1, but he might not be ready for training camp after badly injuring his arm in a wrestling match with his brother that ended with him crashing into a TV set.
With the signing, Parker is at least assured of facing the team that drafted him two times per year. No doubt he’d like to play well in those games, but as lackluster as Parker’s career has been to this point, he’d probably be happy to play well against anybody.
To read Clayton’s article click here.
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