Broncos face Texans in practice

The Denver Broncos faced off in practice against the Houston Texans on Wednesday leading up to their preseason game on Saturday. Read how the Broncos handled the heat, humidity and speed in today's camp reports.

Strange summer for Greeley - Denver Post - Terry Frei
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - GREELEY - In the McCowen Hall kitchen on the University of Northern Colorado campus one morning last week, Deb Baker and Pamela Larkin worked alone, preparing meals for Weld County senior citizen facilities. When the telephone rang intermittently, they quickly wrote down the orders. A few meals went here, a few went there. Even added up, it all represented a dramatic change from the previous 21 summers, when the McCowen kitchen was bustling, virtually from dawn to midnight.

Walls joins growing trend - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - HOUSTON - As if the topic were not open to debate, Broncos cornerback Lenny Walls insists he is 6-feet-5, just like his twin brother, Kenny, who played forward at Boston College. "Oh, I'm 6-5, all right," Lenny Walls said.

Plummer can feel Carr's pain - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - HOUSTON - Quarterbacks Jake Plummer and David Carr have much in common: All-American good looks, lots of bucks in the bank and the lofty expectations of an NFL franchise riding on their valuable right arms.

QB Jackson to get ample playing time - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - HOUSTON - Denver's preseason opener in Houston will be Jake Plummer's Broncos debut. But it will be Jarious Jackson's game.

Reliant Park review - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - Early Wednesday morning, Houston-area weather forecasters called for temperatures near 100 degrees and a heat index of 113. Fortunately for the Broncos, the 8:45 a.m. practice was relatively cool, and a slight breeze made the morning tolerable. Houston's heat and humidity didn't reach its peak until late afternoon.

Meet the Met - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 07, 2003 - Denver Post sports writer Adam Schefter posts his Broncos Mailbag each Thursday on through the 2003 NFL season. To drop a question into the Mailbag click here or visit's Broncos Page.

O'Neal carries huge burden in secondary - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 7, 2003 - HOUSTON - The main event took place during one-on-one coverage drills Wednesday, interrupting a period during which one Houston Texans receiver after another extricated himself from man-to-man coverage offered by Denver Broncos cornerbacks.

Pryce pays price for being nice guy - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 7, 2003 - HOUSTON - In adhering to ground rules to not go full-speed after the opponent's quarterback Wednesday, Trevor Pryce wound up getting KO'ed himself. The Denver Broncos' two-time Pro Bowl defensive end sprained the acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his right shoulder during the morning team drills.

Broncos camp report, August 7 - Rocky Mountain News - Pat Rooney
August 7, 2003 - The Broncos conclude the final of three workouts against the Texans with an afternoon practice at Houston's training facility, all leading to Saturday night's preseason opener between the two teams.

Broncos humbled in Houston scrimmage - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn,
August 7, 2003 - HOUSTON — It started innocently. The players were delivered to the field on golf carts. Light stretching ensued. And then the Texans and Broncos eased into their practice partnership with some very basic drills. But when Andre Johnson zigged, Deltha O'Neal zagged and it was a startling sign of things to come on a hot, humid and humbling Wednesday for Denver's secondary.

Broncos sign former Buff Kelly - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 6, 2003 - The Broncos, always searching for depth, have once again tapped the rich well of Colorado players in the NFL. Denver signed former Buffs cornerback/kick return guru Ben Kelly on Tuesday before the team departed for Houston, where it will begin practicing against the Texans today.

Texas Tour: Broncos Begin Work in Houston - - Andrew Mason
Aug. 6, 2003 - HOUSTON -- The environment was new, the air was so thick it could have been stirred and sipped, and there were twice as many players on the field. Aside from that, it was business as usual for the Denver Broncos as the 12th day of practice saw the team take its show to Houston for the first of three days of work with the Texans.

Terry Pierce's Rookie Journal -- Visiting Houston -
Aug. 6, 2003 - Today we had the first of three practices with the Houston Texans before we play them in our first preseason game on Saturday night. I think we were all anxious to play against another team. It wasn't as bad as I figured it would be. I thought we were going to be a lot more physical and I thought both teams were going to come out a lot harder than we did.

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