Broncos re-sign Coleman

The Denver Broncos have re-signed unrestricted free-agent defensive end Marco Coleman.

Coleman, 6-3, 270 pounds, enters his 14th NFL season and second year with Denver after playing for Philadelphia (2003), Jacksonville (2002), Washington (1999-01), San Diego (1996-98) and Miami (1992-95). A one-time Pro-Bowl selection (2000), Coleman has played 200 career regular-season games (185 starts) and posted 702 tackles (497 solo), 64.5 sacks (424.5 yds.) and one interception (2 yds.). He also has registered 21 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 18 pass breakups in his career.

The 35-year-old Coleman started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2004, recording the second-highest tackle total (46) among Denver linemen while adding 2.5 sacks (14.5 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Coleman has posted six or more sacks in five different seasons, including the 2000 campaign when he totaled a career-best 12 sacks for Washington to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. Selected by Miami in the first round (12th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, Coleman was named NFL Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated following an outstanding first season with the Dolphins.

Coleman finished his collegiate career at Georgia Tech as the school's all-time leader in sacks (28) and was tabbed a second-team All-American by The Sporting News as a junior. Marco Darnell Coleman was born Dec. 18, 1969, in Dayton, Ohio, and attended Patterson Cooperative High School in Dayton.

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