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Mar 31, 2010 10:10 PM

Elam calls it a career

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jason Elam spent the last two years of a 17-year NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons. But he retired Wednesday as a Denver Bronco.

Nearly four months after being waived by the Falcons, Elam signed a one-day contract with Denver and retired. The Broncos drafted him in the third round in 1993.

Elam, 40, was a member of the Broncos' two Super Bowl championship teams.

The three-time Pro Bowler finished his career ranked fifth in NFL history with 1,983 points scored and 436 field goals made. He is the all-time leader with 16 seasons of 100 or more points.

He also shares an NFL record with Tom Dempsey of New Orleans for the longest field goal (63 yards).

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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