Broncos open training camp

The Denver Broncos reported to camp on Thursday. Hot topics in today's story links include Terrell Davis being waived, the signing of all draft picks, and Mike Shanahan's future as Denver's coach.

Davis released, but won't rule out comeback - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, July 25, 2003 - The final two acts of a former NFL and Super Bowl MVP's career with the Broncos were not what anybody could have envisioned. First Terrell Davis flunked the physical he took at Broncos headquarters Thursday. Then Davis collected the belongings from his former locker. And just like that, Davis' illustrious eight-year run with the team was over.

Broncos to uphold 'certain standard' - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, July 25, 2003 - With at least four legal cases pending against Broncos players - three stemming from incidents this month - Denver coach Mike Shanahan delivered a message to his team on the day it reported to training camp.

Foster signs five-year deal - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, July 25, 2003 - The Broncos locked up their draft class and a piece of their future Thursday, striking deals with their final five unsigned picks.

Plummer ready to work - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, July 25, 2003 - A hot sun was beating on the blacktop, but the Broncos' new starting quarterback was the picture of cool Thursday afternoon as he walked across the parking lot and checked into team headquarters on the eve of training camp.

T.D. deserves to have five-year wait waived - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Friday, July 25, 2003 - The Broncos have done right by Terrell Davis, whose injuries have limited him to 17 games since his 2,008-yard season in 1998. Truth is, they could have cut him a year ago. Instead, they paid him to work out, knowing full well the ride had ended. What to do now that T.D. has been released?

Shanahan pulls few punches on camp eve - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 25, 2003 - Mike Shanahan didn't have time Thursday to wax poetic about Greeley and how much he missed being there. The Denver Broncos head coach had too much else on his plate as training camp opened in Dove Valley for the first time in club history.

New day in Broncos' middle - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 25, 2003 - Dorsett Davis bided his time on the bench last season as a rookie. Lional Dalton ultimately joined him there after some inconsistent play. But when the Denver Broncos line up today for their first two training-camp practices, Davis and Dalton will be front and center on defense.

First-round pick Foster, four others OK deals with Denver - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 25, 2003 - An evening meeting wasn't the only thing kicking off Denver Broncos training camp Thursday. Meetings of the minds took place all day long. The Broncos signed their remaining five draft picks, including first-round selection George Foster, an offensive tackle who was the 20th overall selection in April from the University of Georgia. All 10 draftees are under contract and should practice today.

Davis erased from roster - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 25, 2003 - Of all the titles Terrell Davis has worn, from NFL rushing champion to Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, the strangest probably is being called an ex-Bronco. Even his teammates found that difficult Thursday, though they know Davis is still hopeful of a comeback despite being officially waived by the Broncos after eight NFL seasons.

Plummer displays healthy attitude - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
July 25, 2003 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said his initial impressions of Jake Plummer are that he has "a stronger arm than I thought he had" and is "a little quicker than I thought." The coach also believes his new quarterback's leadership is his strength.

Broncos waive goodbye to Davis - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 25, 2003 - Inside FlatIron Crossing mall there are racks full of Clinton Portis jerseys, available for around $65. Interestingly, there are still plenty of Brian Griese jerseys still hanging around, devalued at about $28 apiece. In between, and in limbo, is jersey No. 30 — priced in the $48 range before Thursday's news.

Shanahan stands by players - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 25, 2003 - The Denver Broncos don't mind staying in the news during the offseason. But too often, it seems the headlines include the word arrested. John Mobley, Reggie Hayward and Dwayne Carswell have each made for arresting reads on various charges since the 2002 season ended. But breathe easy, fantasy football geeks and diehard fans, they all reported for training camp on time Thursday and are ready for some football.

Shanahan won't predict job status - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 25, 2003 - Mike Shanahan was considered a mastermind by most when he was coaching the Denver Broncos to a pair of Super Bowl victories. But after missing the playoffs in three of the four seasons without John Elway under center, the question was asked: Mike, is your job on the line this fall?

Broncos Officially Release T.D. - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 24, 2003 - Terrell Davis' comeback attempt will continue. But it will not do so under the watch of the Broncos. Thursday, the team waived the nine-year veteran, bringing an official end to a stint with the Broncos that began on the draft weekend of 1995, when the team selected him in the sixth round. He promptly gained 1,117 yards as a rookie and incrementally increased his totals over the next three years, cresting with a 2,008-yard season in 1998.

Training Camp Preview: Defensive Backfield - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 24, 2003 - Four men started in the secondary for the Broncos when they closed their season last Dec. 29 against the Arizona Cardinals. Three now belong to other NFL teams; only strong safety Kenoy Kennedy returns out of the starting quartet that muffled the Jake Plummer-led offense en route to a 37-7 win.

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