Story links for Tuesday, April 29

Tackles Ephraim Salaam and Matt Lepsis are not looking over their shoulders at newcomer George Foster --- yet. Also, safety Willie Middlebrooks is looking forward to a big year according to a story in today's links.

Footsteps of Foster don't scare starters - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - Two days after giant George Foster made the earth shake at Dove Valley, Denver Broncos starting tackles Ephraim Salaam and Matt Lepsis went about their usual business.

Middlebrooks eager to help - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - Being a nearly forgotten member of the Denver Broncos has been a real pain for safety Willie Middlebrooks, physically and emotionally. But the team's top pick in the 2001 draft predicts his fortunes are about to change. He might even fill the team's void at cornerback.

Portis is put on hold - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
April 29, 2003 - If Clinton Portis is looking for a new contract, he might have to wait awhile. Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said the team has other more pressing contracts to address first.

Adams: Draft dodged corner, but June 1 is near - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
April 29, 2003 - OK, so the Denver Broncos did not draft a cornerback in the first round, as suggested in this space over the weekend. For that matter, the Broncos did not use one of their 10 draft choices on a defensive back. The Broncos are not crazy - nor am I. Their secondary needs some retooling, and they'll make some additions after June 1, when a few veterans will be released or traded for salary cap-related reasons.

Krieger: Davis' fraud case has ghost of a chance - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
April 29, 2003 - As you know, my far-flung sources sometimes provide me with meeting transcripts you can't find anywhere else, which makes your two bits a bargain all by itself, as Pierre Lacroix might say.

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