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Rod Smith Still Recovering From Surgery

Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan says he doesn't expect wide receiver Rod Smith back in uniform before midseason.

Smith had hip surgery in the offseason and is entering his 14th NFL season.

Shanahan says a realistic assessment for Smith would have him back for the sixth, seventh or eighth game during the season.

Smith is the franchise's all-time receptions and touchdowns leader.