Foster returns to practice

For the first time since the first day of training camp, Denver's first round draft choice was able to practice again. Read about offensive lineman George Foster in today's camp report.

Foster's future blocked for now - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - When Broncos first-round pick George Foster walked on to the practice field Monday afternoon, in uniform for the first time since he stretched ligaments in his right foot the first day of training camp, veterans greeted him the way they know how. With a predictably sarcastic welcome that reflected the length of Foster's absence.

Plummer tempers praise - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - Hold your horses, Broncos fans. Jake Plummer still has a lot of work ahead of him. And not every performance will be as pretty as his preseason debut Saturday night in Houston. Who says? The quarterback himself.

Dove Valley days - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - After a day off Sunday, the Broncos went back to work with one long practice Monday afternoon. Practice began at 3:30 and didn't end until 5:10. The players were sluggish early on, but a little yelling from the coaching staff finally shifted them into a higher gear.

Broncos' Pope plays with pain - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 12, 2003 - The NFL rookie symposium is designed to help young players better prepare for their new lives. Monsanto Pope has missed that June exercise two years running. But at this rate, he might be able to teach his own class in handling adversity.

Back at practice, Broncos' Foster ready for next big step - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
August 12, 2003 - George Foster, a mountain of a man, himself faces an uphill climb. The Denver Broncos' first-round draft pick sprained his right foot on the opening drill of training camp.

Kelly's island pure paradise - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 12, 2003 - As a cornerback, former University of Colorado standout Ben Kelly is accustomed to playing on an island of sorts. But after a whirlwind 10 days that saw him shuttle between three different cities, and a roller-coaster NFL career in which he has spent more time in the trainer's room than in uniform, that little island now is feeling a lot like paradise.

Broncos Camp Report, August 12 - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 12, 2003 - The Broncos will return to their two-a-day routine, with the first practice starting about 8:45 a.m. and the second at 3:30 p.m.

Broncos welcome back Foster - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 12, 2003 - ENGLEWOOD — It required increasing the budget for athletic tape, but the Denver Broncos were able to get their first-round pick on the field for the first time since the opening practice of training camp. George Foster, with his gigantic sprained right ankle wrapped tight, was finally in position to have assistant coach Alex Gibbs scream at him.

Leach, Jackson make impression - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 12, 2003 - ENGLEWOOD — Jake Plummer admits it. He actually rolled out of the pocket and completed a couple of preseason passes on Saturday night. And on Monday, the Broncos quarterback was asked about his Denver debut once again. His 3-for-5 night (47 yards, one touchdown) has received saturation coverage in Colorado similar the attention Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign in California is getting.

Foster Returns to Action for First Time Since Camp's Opening Day - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 11, 2003 - It's not like George Foster hadn't been working during his two and a half weeks out of action with a high ankle sprain. It's just that the work he'd been doing was of the thankless variety, the kind that required him to expel quite a bit of energy without going anywhere.


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