Flowers suspended

Defensive back Lee Flowers of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the team's first four regular-season games for violating the NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances. Read about Flowers and other news from Day 2 of training camp.

Wrong weekend to be camping - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - A quick recap of the opening three days of training camp for the Bad News Broncos.

Greeley minus Broncos probably equals a curse - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - We'll always have Greeley. Sorrowfully, the Broncos and I were not practicing our arts and crafts in Greeley on Saturday. And perhaps The Curse of Greeley is adversely affecting the Broncos. The Broncos have relocated training camp from the lovely and charming old town northeast of Denver to their swank southeast headquarters, which I prefer to refer to as the Valley of the Dulls.

Happy campers - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist has tackled giant jobs previously. An Air Force Academy graduate, Sundquist was a flight commander in Berlin from 1986-88, supervising 45 Air Force personnel as well as $35 million of sensitive electronic equipment.

Griese has Super opportunity with Dolphins - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - Swallow a scene that would go down a lot easier in Miami than in Denver. Flash ahead to a scene so unreal it would be surreal. The Miami Dolphins going to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Brian Griese leading them there.

Bulk won't hurt speed, Portis says - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - After last season's success, Broncos running back Clinton Portis will be a bigger target this season in more ways than one.

Wilson hopes to see linebackers play catch - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - Al Wilson isn't much at talking the talk. Then again, he did make a guarantee during Friday's opening day of Camp Shanny. The Broncos' linebacker corps won't go the entire season again without an interception. We have Wilson's word on it. By his unofficial count, the Broncos' 'backers dropped 10 balls that should have been intercepted.

Injury sidelines Griffin - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Saturday, July 26, 2003 - Two key injuries, not to mention the collapse of the practice bubble, sucked the optimistic wind right out of the Broncos' first day of training camp Friday.

Shanahan says 'no more' to Elam's punting tryout - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 27, 2003 - Jason Elam's attempt to be the Denver Broncos' punter has been blocked by Mike Shanahan. The head coach, after allowing his well-paid placekicker a brief opportunity to star in a double-feature, has decided field goals are too important to risk a punt-related injury to Elam.

Broncos lose another top defender - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 27, 2003 - It took Sam Brandon a few seconds to search for the right words. "I love ... what do you call it? The terrible truth," he said after a memorable afternoon practice session, on and off the sweltering field. Brandon, whose name was essentially erased from the depth chart on Saturday and then re-written in pen as the Denver Broncos starting free safety, was describing what it's like to be in the line of Mike Shanahan's verbal fire.

NFL Suspends Flowers - DenverBroncos.com
July 26, 2003 - Defensive back Lee Flowers of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the team's first four regular-season games for violating the NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances. Flowers is eligible to return to the Broncos' active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team's September 28 game against the Detroit Lions.

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