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Denver Broncos begin mending relationship with former LB Al Wilson

Al Wilson recorded 580 tackles and 21.5 sacks during his eight-year career with the Broncos before suffering a neck injury.

After suffering a neck injury in 2006, Denver’s medical staff cleared Wilson to play again and traded him to the Giants. New York then failed Wilson on his medical examination, causing the trade to fall through. The Broncos then released him.

Despite being cleared to play by other doctors after the trade to New York fell through, Wilson ultimately decided to retire in 2008. The linebacker filed a malpractice suit against Dr. Chad Prusmack, but lost.

Wilson argued that the doctor cost him a $25 million contract with the Giants, who won the Super Bowl the year Wilson would have debuted for them. The linebacker clearly wasn’t happy about how his time with the Broncos came to an end.

“I could [not] give two [craps] about the organization,” Wilson said during an Ask Me Anything discussion on Reddit in 2016.

Wilson made that comment more than two years ago. It appears that his relationship with the team is beginning to mend. Denver hosted the linebacker at practice on Thursday:

A five-time Pro Bowler, Wilson belongs in the team’s Ring of Fame.

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