Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Elam to end career as a Bronco
By Bill Williamson
Jason Elam is coming back to his NFL home to end his career.
The Broncos have announced that Elam will hold a press conference at the team’s Englewood, Colo., facility Wednesday to announce his retirement. He will sign a one-day contract with the team and he will retire as a Bronco. Elam, 40, is Denver’s all-time leading scorer.
Elam played for Denver from 1993-2007. He signed as a free agent with Atlanta in 2008 and was cut during last season.
The Broncos were interested in bringing Elam back in 2008, but Atlanta offered a deal Denver declined to match. Elam was one of Denver owner Pat Bowlen’s favorite players.
He was known as a clutch player on the field and as a leader in the locker room and in the community. Elam will remembered in Denver for winning two Super Bowl rings and for tying the NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in a 1998 game.
This is a class move by Denver to allow Elam to end his career with the team he will be most remembered playing for.