As I ensconce myself my home office to sip a glass of heavily sweetened — albeit artificially — Southern-style iced tea and wolf down a late-night peanut butter-and-apricot preserves sandwich on wheat bread, a short blurb about Charlie Adams, a man who keeps finding ways to stick around the Broncos.
Has anyone in the NFL had a weirder two weeks than the former Hofstra Flying Dutchman?
(And before you besiege me with e-mails saying that they are the “Pride” now, they still bore the low-country moniker during at least part of Adams’ playing days. Anyhow …)
Consider that at this time 14 days ago, the wideout was listed as a fifth-teamer on the Broncos’ depth chart. Two days later, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys; a day later, he was sent back, having failed a physical.
“Dallas came and made them an offer and (the Broncos) said they felt it was the best deal for everybody involved — me included,” Adams said Monday.
Importantly, he said those words from deep inside Broncos headquarters while wearing a Broncos visor tilted sideways — a place and a piece of headgear he scarcely expected to be a part of his existence less than a fortnight ago. But Adams did say that Head Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Ted Sundquist told him the trade was not a statement that he wasn’t going to be on Broncos’ 53-man roster anyhow.