Sunday, June 27, 2004

Where are they now - Marco Coleman

Looks like MC has changed his mind and will not retire. He will join the Broncos (if he makes the team).

Coleman, who signed with the Broncos as a free agent in March, told Broncos coach Mike Shanahan before Denver's team camp in early June that he was going to retire. But Jack Reale, Coleman's agent, said Coleman will not retire after all and will return to the Broncos. The Broncos own Coleman's rights because they never released him.

Reale said that family considerations forced Coleman to tell Shanahan a few weeks ago that he was retiring. But Reale said Coleman convinced his wife that they should move their family, which includes three children, to Denver to allow the 12-year veteran to resume his career.

"I think she realized he really wanted to play another year and that this team had a chance to be very good," Reale said.

Coleman still has to make the team. Shanahan said at the June camp when he told reporters Coleman had retired the Broncos wouldn't have much problem without Coleman in the mix at defensive end.