Broncos: Shanahan says Rod Smith retires |

Broncos: Shanahan says Rod Smith retires

Coach confirms Bronco receiver retiring

DENVER, Colorado ” Broncos coach Mike Shanahan confirmed on Thursday that longtime receiver Rod Smith is retiring.

He spoke before a news conference at Dove Valley.

Smith, 38, has been on the reserve/retired list since February and has had two hip operations in the last year and a half. He’s the franchise’s career leader in every major receiving category.

Smith holds franchise records for career receptions (849), receiving yards (11,389), touchdown catches (68), touchdowns (71) and 100-yard games (31).

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