The long, slow dance to reunite Brandon Stokley and Peyton Manning in Denver ended today with the Slot Machine agreeing to a one-year deal with the Broncos.
Stokley, who hosted Peyton when he visited the Broncos at Dove Valley to kick off his free agency tour, played with Manning for the Colts from 2003 to 2006 before spending three seasons in Denver and making a home in Colorado.
During an afternoon presser following the start of Denver's offseason workout program, Manning was asked about the possibility of Stokley joining him with the Broncos, to which he responded, "Anytime management wants to add good football players to this team, I'm in favor of it."
Stokley set career highs during the 2004 season while playing with Manning, catching 68 passes for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. Of course, what followed was Manning and the Colts' second straight playoff annihilation of the Broncos, and Peyton's second consecutive (out of four in total) MVP awards.
Sorry for the bitter memory. Perhaps this next one will make that go away?