DENVER (AP) _ Denver Broncos offensive guard Mark Schlereth said Monday he will be back to play another year.

``After assessing my abilities I realize I don't have any other skills, therefore I have decided to play,'' Schlereth, 34, joked in comments on KCNC-TV.

The 11-year veteran has been plagued by injuries and said next season could be he last. He is coming back after a disappointing season.

``Even being 6-10, we were so close to being 10-6, we were a lot closer to being good than the record shows, and I think we have a good chance to come back and be that good team,'' he said.

Schlereth was a Pro Bowl selection in 1991 as a member of the Washington Redskins and in 1998 with the Broncos.

Schlereth came to Denver as an unrestricted free agent in 1995. He was originally a 10th-round pick (263rd overall) out of Idaho by the Redskins in 1989.

Schlereth underwent the 21st surgery of his career in October 1998. He had arthroscopic knee surgery prior to that season's bye week and was back in the starting lineup 13 days after the operation.

Despite being plagued by injuries, Schlereth has played in 132 games and at one point started in 43 consecutive games.