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  • DENVER, : Denver Broncos defender Steve Atwater (R) breaks up a pass intended for Keenan McCartell (L) of the Jacksonville Jaguars 27 December in the second half of their AFC Wild Card game at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. The Broncos won the game 42-17 . AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, : Running back Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos (C) is tied up by Eric Ogbogu (L) and Mo Lewis (R) of the New York Jets during the first quarter of the AFC Champioship game 17 January in Denver. The winner will meet the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl in Miami 31 January. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Mark LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PITTSBURGH, UNITED STATES: Pittsburgh Steelers player Yancey Thigpen (L) goes up for a pass attempt from Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart between Denver Broncos defenders Steve Atwater (27) and Ray Crockett during the first half of the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, PA 11 January. Crockett intercepted the pass in the end zone. AFP PHOTO/Tim CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, : Denver Broncos Terrell Davis (L) gets tripped at the line of scrimmage by Seattle Seahawks Marcus Bell (bottom), 09 December 2001, at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PITTSBURGH, UNITED STATES: Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey (L) gives a salute to running back Terrell Davis 11 January after Davis scored Denver's first touchdown in the AFC Championship game with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, PA. The Broncos won the game 24-21 and will face either the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII 25 January. AFP PHOTO/Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, : Denver Broncos' running back Terrell Davis (C) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' linebacker Chad Brown (L) and Jay Bellamy (R) after Davis broke the single season 2000-yard mark in the fourth quarter 27 December at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colo. AFP PHOTO/Mark LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PHOENIX - DECEMBER 16: Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos gets ready for the snap during a NFL game against the Phoenix Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium on December 16, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 37-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • 1987: Denver Broncos defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg stands on the sidelines during game. Mandatory Credit: Allen Dean Steele /Allsport
  • DENVER - 1987: Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos runs on the field during a 1987 NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)
  • MIAMI, : Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis runs with the ball during second half action in Super Bowl XXXIII 31 January at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FL. The Broncos won their second consecutive NFL championship, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 . (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MIAMI, : Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis dives for yardage in first half action against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl XXXIII 31January at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FL. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/STEPHEN JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 13: Denver Broncos player Terrell Davis runs down the sideline past Dallas Cowboys defender Dexter Coakley for a 63-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Denver's game against the Dallas Cowboys 13 September at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. Davis scored a second 59-yard touchdown in the same quarter. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 13: Terrell Davis is congratulated by Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway after Davis scored his second touchdown in the first quarter of Denver's game with the Dallas Cowboys 13 September at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - MAY 5: Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis runs into the end zone for his second touchdown of the game in the second quarter of the Broncos' game with the Jacksonville Jaguars 25 October at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - OCTOBER 30: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos intercepts a pass from Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter on October 30, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won 49-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 12: Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled during the game against the Miami Dolphins on December 12, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won 20-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 27: Denver Broncos player Terrell Davis (L) gives the Broncos salute to teammate Rod Smith after Davis scored his first touchdown in the first quarter of their AFC Wild Card playoff game with the Jacksonville Jaguars 27 December at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - NOVEMBER 28: Center Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos prepares to snap the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter on November 28, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders won 25-24. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER, : Denver Broncos Terrell Davis (R) races down the sidelines past Seattle Seahawks for nearly 50 yards before being pushed out of bounds setting up the Broncos for a field goal, 09 December 2001, at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - NOVEMBER 28: Wide receiver Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos attempts to evade cornerback Denard Walker #25 of the Oakland Raiders during the game on November 28, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 25-24. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 5: Center Tom Nalen of the Denver Broncos blocks during the game against the San Diego Chargers on December 5, 2004 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 25: Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Keith Bulluck #53 of the Tennessee Titans during their game on December 25, 2004 at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
  • 6 NOV 1994: LOS ANGELES RAMS'' RUNNING BACK JEROME BETTIS IS HIT BY DENVER BRONCOS'' LINEBACKER KARL MECKLENBURG DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE RAMS 27-21 WIN AT THE ANAHEIM STADIUM IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT
  • 11 Jan 1998: Defensive back Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Denver won the game 24-21.
  • 7 Jan 1990: Denver Broncos head coach Dan Reeves looks on during a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game, 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco /Allsport
  • 2 Jan 1994: Defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos works against a Los Angeles Raiders player during a game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won the game in overtime, 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allspo
  • 17 Nov 1996: Defensive back Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos returns an interception during the Broncos 34-8 win over the New England Patriots at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Allsport
  • 22 Sep 1996: Offensive lineman Tom Nalen of the Denver Broncos (right) blocks Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Keith Traylor during a game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won the game, 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn
  • 10 Dec 1995: Wide Receiver Brian Blades #89 of the Seattle Seahawks avoids defensive back Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos during the Seahawks 31-27 win at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT
  • 9 Jan 1994: ETHAN HORTON RECEIVES A 9 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS FROM LOS ANGELES RAIDERS QUARTERBACK JEFF HOSTETLER AS THE DENVER BRONCOS STEVE ATWATER ATTEMPTS TO TACKLE. THE TOUCHDOWN CAME AT 9:17 IN THE FIRST QUARTER TO MAKE THE SCORE 7-0 RAIDERS.
  • 9 Nov 1997: Safety Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
  • 27 Jan 1998: John Elway and Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos celebrate while holding up the Lombardi Trophy during the Broncos Super Bowl XXXII victory parade in Denver Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII in S
  • 16 Nov 1997: Safety Steve Atwater #27 and kicker Jason Elam #1 of the Denver Broncos celebrate after a field goal during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won the game 24-22. Mandatory Credit
  • 17 Jan 1999: Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos kneels on the sidelines during the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jets 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
  • Karl Mecklenburg Caption: 24 Dec 1989: Defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos looks on during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
  • 6 Dec 1998: Safety Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos in action during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 35-31.
  • 25 Aug 2000: Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos looks at the action from the bench during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Broncos defeated the 49ers 28 24.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
  • 26 Sep 1999: Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos tackles Brad Culpepper #77 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Broncos 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
  • 22 Nov 1992: Denver Broncos head coach Dan Reeves looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won the game, 24-0. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport
  • 25 Oct 1992: Denver Broncos head coach Dan Reeves confers with quarterback John Elway during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport
  • 24 Sep 1995: Defensive back Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos (right) joins a pile-up during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Alls
  • 13 Sep 1996: Denver Broncos head coach Dan Reeves confers with quarterback John Elway during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game, 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco /Allsport
  • 3 Dec 1989: Defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos goes after the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won the game, 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport
  • 16 Dec 1989: Defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game, 37-0. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
  • DENVER - OCTOBER 30: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos rushes the passer against the Philadelphia Eagles at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 30, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Eagles 49-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - SEPTEMBER 23: Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos prepares to snap the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 23, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Jaguars won 23-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 9: Wide receiver Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball between linebacker Karl Mecklenburg #77 and and cornerback Kevin Guidry #37 of the Denver Broncos during a game at Candlestick Park on October 9, 1988 in San Francisco, California. The Broncos won 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos is brought down by Gary Baxter #24 of the Cleveland Browns during their contest at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2006. (Photo by Steve Grayson/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - NOVEMBER 19: Safety John Lynch 47 of the Denver Broncos lines up against the Tennessee Titans at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 19, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Titans 34-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - OCTOBER 7: Antonio Gates #85 of the Denver Broncos is hit by John Lynch #47 of the San Diego Chargers as he carries the ball during the game at Invesco Field at Mile High October 7, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field during the game against the Buffalo Bills on September 9, 2007 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Broncos won 15-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 31: Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos runs a route late in the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Invesco Field at Mile High December 31, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. The 49ers won 26-23, eliminating the Broncos from the playoffs. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17: Wide receiver Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos makes a touchdown catch in front of Eric Green #25 of the Arizona Cardinals on December 17, 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Broncos won 37-20. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17: Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos moves on the field during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on December 17, 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Broncos won 37-20. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - AUGUST 25: Center Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos gets set to snap the ball during the pre-season football game against the Cleveland Browns on August 25, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - AUGUST 25: Safety John Lynch #47 and Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos talk during the pre-season football game against the Cleveland Browns on August 25, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 4: Running back Bo Jackson #34 of the Los Angeles Raiders looks to make a move against Denver Broncos safety Dennis Smith #49 during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 21-20. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith grabs a pass at an AFC team practice February 8 for the 2006 Pro Bowl in Honolulu. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
  • SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31: Quarterback Jay Schroeder #10 of the Washington Redskins drops back to pass under pressure from defensive end Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XXII at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. The Redskins won 42-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • Wide receiver Rod Smith of the Denver Broncos scores a touchdown during the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on January 14, 2005. The Broncos beat the Patriots 27-13 to advance to the AFC Championship. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/NFLPhotoLibrary)
  • SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31: Quarterback Doug Williams #17 of the Washington Redskins goes down in pain in front of defensive end Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XXII at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. The Redskins won 42-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • Denver Broncos safety John Lynch signals a touchdown during the NFL Pro Bowl game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 10, 2007 (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
  • OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 2: John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos walks on the field during the NFL game against the Oakland Raiders on December 2, 2007 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - NOVEMBER 19: Safety John Lynch 47, cornerback Dre Bly and safety Hamza Abdullah #21 of the Denver Broncos line up against the Tennessee Titans at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 19, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Titans 34-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 9: John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos looks over the the line of of scrimmage in the second quarter of the football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 9, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 17: Running back Ricky Watters #32 of the San Francisco 49ers runs away from Denver Broncos cornerback Dennis Smith #49 during a game at Candlestick Park on December 17, 1994 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 42-19. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 10: Running Adrian Peterson #28 of the NFC's Minnesota Vikings runs the ball while being tackled by safety John Lynch #47 the AFC's Denver Broncos during the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 10, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)
  • PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 25: Tight end Mark Bavaro #89 of the New York Giants fights for yardage against defensive backs Steve Foley #43 and Dennis Smith #49 of the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl on January 25, 1987 in Pasadena, California. The Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - JANUARY 22: Wide receiver Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos pumps up the crowd before the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 22, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 24: Full safety Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos celebrates during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium on December 24, 1989 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 19-16. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 8: Head coach Dan Reeves talks with quarterback John Elway #7 of the Denver Broncos on the sidelines during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at Mile High Stadium on December 8, 1985 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders won 17-14 in overtime. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Safety Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos runs on the field during a pre season game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 12, 1994 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 20-3. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 31: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos sacks and forces a fumble on Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the San Diego Chargers during the 2nd quarter of their NFL Game on December 31, 2005 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. Brees was injured on the play and left the game. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
  • IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos makes a pass reception against Aaron Glenn #26 of the Dallas Cowboys on November 24, 2005 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - NOVEMBER 20: Center Tom Nalen #66 of the Denver Broncos waits for the snap during the game against the New York Jets on November 20, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won 27-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 4: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos gets called for unnecessary roughness for a helmet to helmet hit on wide receiver Eddie Kennison #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter on December 4, 2005 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The play gave the Chiefs a second chance to score the winning touchdown in their 31-27 win. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 24: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos looks on prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders on December 24, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos secured a bye week in the playoffs with a 22-3 win. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 11: Quarterback Jake Plummer #16 of the Denver Broncos waits for the snap from center Tom Nalen #66 during the game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 11, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won 12-10. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - AUGUST 19: Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos goes down on the 1 yard line on a 12 yard pass from Jake Plummer after breaking a tackle by Peter Sirmon #59 of the Tennessee Titans during preseason NFL action on August 19, 2006 at Mile High Stadium at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 3: Safeties Dennis Smith #49 and Steve Atwater #27 of the Denver Broncos team up for a tackle during pre season game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 3, 1992 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 13-7. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • John Elway #7 of the Denver Broncos and Dan Reeves talk to the press before Super Bowl XXII against the Washington Redskins at the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Redskins defeated the Broncos 42-10.
  • DENVER - DECEMBER 3: Rod Smith #80 of the Denver Broncos looks on the field during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 3, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Seahawks won 23-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • 17 Nov 1996: Defensive back Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos is stripped of the football by wide receiver Terry Glenn #88 of the New England Patriots after catching an interception during the Broncos 34-8 win at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusett
  • SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 3: Safety Dennis Smith #49 of the Denver Broncos looks on during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 3, 1992 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 13-7. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - SEPTEMBER 4: Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos stands on the sidelines during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Mile High Stadium on September 4, 1994 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won 37-34. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 28: Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg #77 of the Denver Broncos closes in on running back Roger Craig #33 of the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XXIV at the Louisiana Superdome on January 28, 1990 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 49ers won 55-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 24: Head coach Dan Reeves of the Denver Broncos greets his running back Bobby Humphrey #26 on the field during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium on December 24, 1989 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 19-16. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • DENVER - SEPTEMBER 13: Safety Dennis Smith #49 of the Denver Broncos runs back an interception during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Mile High Stadium on September 13, 1987 in Denver, Colorado. The Seahawks won 17-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2: Safety Dennis Smith #49 of the Denver Broncos catches a pass during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. The Broncos won 21-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
    
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DENVER- Tom Nalen and John Lynch have their first opportunity of go into the National Football League Hall of Fame. They join Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Karl Mecklenburg, Steve Atwater, Dennis Smith and coach Dan Reeves and the 125 player list. The Class of 2013 will be announced on February 2nd (the day before the Super Bowl).

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