Griffin turns heads at mini-camp

Rookie running back Quentin Griffin headlines a trio of rookie running backs during Day 5 of Denver's mini-camp. Also, defensive tackle Daryl Gardener returned to action after being sidelined with a sore knee.

Griffin is right on 'Q': quick, quiet, qualified - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
June 11, 2003 - To many of his teammates, Quentin Griffin is simply "Q." And after two Denver Broncos mini-camps, it's easy to understand why. He's quick, he's quiet, and, despite being the smallest player on the field at 5-feet-7, he's proving he certainly is qualified to play in the NFL. Griffin generated the biggest roar heard out of Dove Valley recently when he took off on an option pitch Monday and left veteran linebacker John Mobley grasping at air.

On receiving end, the job's wide open - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
June 11, 2003 - In one of the kickoff return drills run by the Denver Broncos at their mini-camp, a receiver stands with his back turned to the ball in flight, then turns around at the last moment in an effort to make the catch. Try to figure who's going to have the full-time chore of making such plays in more conventional fashion once the season starts, and you get a whole different spin.

Plummer dials in - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - Broncos training camp next month will combine the agony of two-a-days with the comforts of home. Coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday his players will be allowed to go home after their two-a-day practices and meetings are complete - so long as they follow the rules.

Broncos' Elam wants to return to his roots - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
June 11, 2003 - When training camp opened last season, the relationship between Jason Elam and the Denver Broncos was as awkward as a botched extra point. The Pro Bowl placekicker signed a one-year contract after being slapped in the face with a franchise tag instead of being rewarded with a new contract. Still, the team expected more from Elam than 26 made field goals in 36 attempts.

Gardener Returns to Field on Day 5 of Voluntary Camp - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
June 10, 2003 - When he joined the Broncos on March 6, defensive tackle Daryl Gardener asked the media and others attending his press conference for a "Bronco welcome." No one in attendance was exactly sure what that entailed. But not long after returning to action for the first time in six days with the rest of his teammates, one gained an idea of what kind of welcome Gardener could provide during the regular season.

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