Broncos sign WR Stokley

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Brandon Stokley, who made one of the most famous catches in Broncos history, is returning to Denver to play with old friend Peyton Manning.

Stokley signed a one-year deal with the Broncos Monday. In June, he’ll turn 36, the same age as Manning, whom he played with in Indianapolis from 2003-06.

Stokley’s first stint with the Broncos (2007-09) was best known for his “Immaculate Deflection” catch that stunned the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 season opener. Down 7-6 with 28 seconds left, Kyle Orton’s underthrown pass to Brandon Marshall was tipped by cornerback Leon Hall and into the hands of Stokley, who raced for an 87-yard TD and a 12-7 win in Josh McDaniels’ head coaching debut.

Stokley played with the Seahawks in 2010 and the Giants last year.