Report: Broncos release LB Wilson

Apr 13, 2007 - 10:08 PM DENVER (Ticker) -- The Denver Broncos apparently will need to find another captain for their defense.

The Denver Post reported Friday that the Broncos have released five-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Al Wilson.

Wilson's release would come less than a month after the Broncos attempted to trade him to the New York Giants. The deal fell through when Wilson failed a physical.

Wilson, 29, suffered what was thought to be a serious neck injury in a December 3 game against Seattle. Despite being taken off the field on a stretcher, he returned to the lineup the following week.

The 31st overall pick in 1999, Wilson has led the Broncos in tackles in each of the last three seasons. He registered 101 stops in 2006.

Wilson also was voted a starter for the Pro Bowl last season, but he did not play after undergoing thumb surgery.






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