Bad news for the Broncos, Smith out for season

Well the bad news keeps piling up for the Broncos.  Two players placed on IR, one of them being the legendary Bronco Rod Smith.

From ESPN:

Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith, the franchise leader in every major receiving category, will not return to the field in 2007, the team decided on Thursday, and his future in the game is now uncertain.

The team also lost first-round defensive end Jarvis Moss, the 17th player selected overall in this year’s draft, to a season-ending leg injury sustained in practice. Moss broke his right fibula and suffered torn ligaments in his right ankle when his foot caught in the turf during a nine-on-seven drill.

…Smith was bothered by persistent soreness in the hip, however, and that prompted a recent visit to a specialist. Based on the specialist’s findings, the Broncos and Smith decided that it was fruitless to continue the comeback attempt. It is not known if Smith, 37, will attempt to play in 2008.

Bummer.  While we weren’t hurting at WR, Smith would have been a welcome addition to the roster, especially with Javon Walker hurt.  We definitely can’t stand to lose more defensive linemen.