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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Rod Smith tribute in Denver

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- The Broncos are honoring recently retired receiver Rod Smith today.

Smith was introduced with the rest of the offense prior to the start of the Broncos' home opener this afternoon against San Diego. Smith was the last player announced. There was also a short tribute to Smith's career prior to kickoff. He also accompanied the team's captains to midfield for the pre-game coin toss.

Smith formally retired in July. He didn't play all of 2007 because of a hip injury that required two surgeries. Smith, who joined Denver in 1994 as an undrafted free agent, is the team's all-time leading receiver.