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Brandon Stokley wants to keep playing


Before the Broncos signed wide receiver Wes Welker as a free agent, Brandon Stokley said he though it would be a great idea for Denver to pursue him.

That was a pretty magnanimous gesture from Stokley since Welker’s arrival pretty much filled the spot he played for the Broncos as a slot receiver in 2013. Stokley wasn’t inundated with offers before his old friend Peyton Manning helped smooth the way for him to sign with Denver and he knows that a return to the Broncos is unlikely, but that hasn’t taken away his desire to keep playing in 2013.

“Yeah, I think so,” Stokley said during an interview with ESPN 102.3 in Denver, via “It’s always harder when you’re my age. I’ve got two boys and it’s harder to be away from them, but I think so. I think I still want to play and I still love the game, love to compete and I still think I’ve got something to offer a team.”

Stokley had 45 catches for 544 yards and five touchdowns in 2012, his most productive year since 2008. He’ll turn 37 in June, which means he’s unlikely to be too high on anyone’s list at this point but teams may find they want a more experienced hand for their receiving corps once offseason work begins and teams have a better idea of what their remaining needs are before the start of the season.