Broncos face Texans tonight

The Broncos hit the field tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their first preseason game against the Houston Texans. Read about Friday's camp practice and the upcoming game in today's reports.

Jackson to stake his claim - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 9, 2003 - HOUSTON - Jake Plummer's first chance to impress might well mark the beginning of the last go-round for another Denver Broncos quarterback. Jarious Jackson's future with the team depends largely on how he acquits himself during preseason games, beginning with the Broncos' 6:30 matchup tonight at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans.

Lepsis wants to test sore ankle - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 9, 2003 - HOUSTON - When Matt Lepsis was taken off the field on a cart Monday afternoon because of a bad ankle sprain, the odds of him playing in the preseason opener seemed slim. But the Denver Broncos right tackle practiced Friday and said he will try to play 10 to 12 plays tonight against the Houston Texans.

Today at camp - Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2003 - The Broncos halt practice to play their first preseason game, in Houston against the Texans at Reliant Stadium. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised locally on KUSA-TV (Ch. 9) and carried on the team's flagship radio station KOA (850- AM). There will be no workouts at the team's Dove Valley headquarters until 2:45 p.m. Monday. Day in review

Broncos open preseason with pressure on D-line - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn,
August 9, 2003 - HOUSTON — This season is all about the four horsemen. Mike Shanahan doesn't really care which four defensive linemen are out there — although for PR purposes it would be better if Daryl Gardener were one of them at some point — as long as they can get after the opposing quarterback without much help.

Game On: Broncos Chomping At the Bit for Game Action - - Andrew Mason
Aug. 8, 2003 - HOUSTON -- Ultimately, it's all about the games -- be they in August on September. Two weeks of training-camp practice, preceded by 14 days of practice in May and June, have proven beneficial in getting the Broncos to this point of their preparation for the season -- the point where their execution and timing have rounded into form. But that work can only take a team so far, and the next stage of development for this year comes Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. CDT, when the Broncos and Houston Texans kick off for their first game of 2003.

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