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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Broncos ax vet Mobley to free roster spot

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 10:15 PM
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DENVER -- The Broncos released linebacker John Mobley on Tuesday because of a lingering neck injury that will keep him from playing this season.
 

Mobley bruised his spine on Oct. 26 in a collision with teammate Kelly Herndon and Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis. Mobley had hoped to return this season, but a specialist determined last month that the bruise was still there.

Mobley failed his physical before the start of training camp this week and the Broncos elected to release him to clear up a roster spot.

"You have to release him to get down to the maximum number of players you can have on the team," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. "It doesn't mean we don't want John Mobley back on our football team. If six months to a year from now he feels like he is ready to go, then we will assess him then."

Mobley was one of Denver's most consistent players after the Broncos drafted him in the first round in 1996. He started 102 of 105 games in eight seasons, played on Denver's two Super Bowl teams and was an All-Pro in 1997, when he had 162 tackles and four sacks.

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 10:29 PM
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Here's hoping that he can recover from the injury to start in the NFl again.



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 10:53 PM
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I second that, Mobley is a great linebacker who was in the prime of his career, hope he can make the long road back.



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 10:55 PM
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Hey, PA, I'm sure you know where Mobley went to college, right?

So, name another top-notch player from the same school...



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 11:00 PM
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Yes I know where Mobley went, that's near you isn't it?

And I believe Andre Reed of 0-4 SB fame went to Kutztown.



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 11:02 PM
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I remember the old story of when Reed was young, maybe a rookie. One of his teammates said to him, "Where the hell is Kutztown?"

Andre responded, "On the way to Canton."

Pretty good answer and I'd say he has a decent shot of backing up his words.



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 11:06 PM
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LOL, great story.



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