Will Aussie kicker stick?

Jason Elam won't be punting after all this season, but he has some good things to say about his fellow Hawaii alum Mat McBriar, an Australian who's trying to make the team. Read about Day 4 of training camp, a day coach Mike Shanahan deemed the best yet.

No limits put on Lelie - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - The moment the ball was snapped on a Monday night in November, Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson grabbed Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie and showed him how far apart Hawaii and Denver are.

Opportunity knocks Kanell back to NFL - Denver Post - Adam Schefter,
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - In an effort to win the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback job, Danny Kanell did something Jarious Jackson would not. Kanell agreed to a long-term contract extension.

Holland's help boost for defense - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - Five nights before Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, then Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Darius Holland and Broncos running back Terrell Davis attended a Fugees concert at the House of Blues. At the show, Holland kept sticking his big, meaty forearms into Davis' chest.

Broncos' Dalton has slimmed down - Denver Post - John Marshall, The Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2003 - The Denver Broncos defense will have a little less jelly in the middle this season. Defensive tackle Lional Dalton, nicknamed "Jelly" for his eating habits and massive size, is slimmer, trimmer and feeling good.

Battling all odds - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 29, 2003 - The factors working against Mat McBriar in his quest to win the Denver Broncos' punting job might seem overwhelming. He's an undrafted rookie from the University of Hawaii, going against an established veteran, Micah Knorr. He doesn't hold. He doesn't handle kickoffs. And as a foreigner reared on Australian Rules football, the sport itself is relatively new to him. But there's one small detail that might be too hard to ignore.

Broncos camp report, July 29 - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 29, 2003 - Morning mist and overcast skies made for a nice break from the heat, and it showed as Mike Shanahan reported the best practice thus far.

Cole a work in progress at receiver - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 29, 2003 - These days, Chris Cole can't catch a break. When he ran a crisp slant route for a touchdown during the Denver Broncos' two-minute drills Monday, it was called back because of a penalty. Earlier, he got an earful from head coach Mike Shanahan after player-coach Jimmy Spencer broke up a pass.

Coleman cut; Holland joins camp - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 29, 2003 - With Daryl Gardener out for eight weeks following wrist surgery, the Denver Broncos added two defensive tackles Monday, including former University of Colorado standout Darius Holland.

McCaffrey, Plummer hook up twice - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 28, 2003 - Who says Ed McCaffrey is all spicy mustard and no hot dog? If injuries have taken a step or two from Denver's favorite receiver/pitchman, it certainly didn't show as McCaffrey showed off during Sunday's morning practice session. The soon-to-be 35-year-old had plenty of separation from twenty-something cornerbacks Lenny Walls and Corey Chamblin, as he got behind them for touchdowns.

Broncos cut veteran Coleman - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 29, 2003 - KaRon Coleman was waived and later re-signed in 2000 as an undrafted free agent out of Stephen F. Austin State. He was waived as part of the final round of cuts during the 2001 preseason and was re-signed when Olandis Gary was lost for the season.

Dual role keeps Spencer hopping - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 29, 2003 - Jimmy needs to make a play; otherwise, coach Spencer is not going to be happy. And the last thing veteran cornerback Jimmy Spencer needs is to be called into the office of rookie defensive backs coach Jimmy Spencer.

Thirty-Seven Pounds Later, Dalton Feels 'Like a New Person' - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 28, 2003 - When Lional Dalton turns down food, you know he's serious about getting in shape. Around the Broncos' locker room, the jovial defensive tackle answers to "Jelly" or "Jelly Roll." And few ever knew their way around a dinner table better than Dalton, who played at 335 pounds for most of his career but checked in at 345 when the Broncos began their offseason workout program on March 31. But when strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten and his staff began working the team out, Dalton's focus changed.

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