Elway visits, likes what he sees

John Elway was content to be on the sidelines as he visited the Denver Broncos training camp on Wednesday. Read about Elway and more from camp in today's reports.

Travelin' slight - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - Back from Houston, off to Champaign, Ill. So what's next? Fargo, N.D.? It would be more exciting this season to be a Big 12 writer, traveling to such cosmopolitan cities as Ames and Stillwater and Manhattan (Kansas, that is).

One play, different season - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - Nine months later, I finally got around to congratulating Rod Woodson. For what? What else? For making the biggest play of the Raiders' 2002 season. And, I might add, the Broncos' 2002 season.

Elway becomes Plummer fan - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - The Broncos' favorite son returned to training camp Wednesday for the first time since his retirement more than four years ago. John Elway liked what he saw, especially from Jake Plummer, the team's new quarterback.

Getting a grip - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - During the offseason, Broncos defenders, exhausted from 100-yard wind sprints, lined up in front of a ball-throwing machine and stood in the line of fire.

Relocated Jackson 'thrilled' - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - Moments before Tuesday's practice, then-San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Nate Jackson was summoned to the office of team consultant and legend Bill Walsh. Jackson walked into Walsh's office, sat down and listened to others dictate his future.

Dove Valley Days - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - Some Broncos players spend their free time playing video games. Others are movie buffs, fishermen or music lovers. Cornerback Corey Chamblin has deeper concerns.

Daily double pays for Spencer - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 14, 2003 - Jimmy Spencer already has mastered perhaps the most valuable tool in juggling his dual role as an NFL player-coach seven months into his new job: Communication might be key in the grand scheme, but simply walking away can produce a desired effect, too.

Pope is No. 1 - for now - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 14, 2003 - There's a starter in place at nose tackle for the Denver Broncos, even if the coaching staff is willing to yank away the title quicker than hands off a hot stove. Monsanto Pope has run with the first unit for three days after a five-tackle performance in the preseason-opening victory at Houston. Pope and Lional Dalton previously had been alternating days as starters.

One happy non-camper - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 14, 2003 - Pat Bowlen took a knee next to his old friend and offered to get him a helmet. "No thanks," came the reply. It has been nearly five years since John Elway last suited up in a Denver Broncos uniform, and though he looks like he still could play, he wasn't about to run around with players half his age.

Broncos camp report, August 14 - Rocky Mountain News
August 14, 2003 - After a slow start, which included being intercepted by cornerback Lenny Walls, quarterback Jake Plummer got the Broncos offense rolling. He threw a perfect sideline bomb to wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, who made a great diving catch.

After 41/2 years, Elway finally comes a calling - Daily Camera - Barney Hutchinson
August 14, 2003 - Denver Broncos alumni keep showing up to the 2003 training camp, now that it is relocated in the Denver area for the first time since 1971. Last week it was running back Terrell Davis. The Wednesday visitor was a quarterback named John Elway. "It's great to have him back out here," Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said.

Beuerlein eager to get first playing time of '03 - Daily Camera - Barney Hutchinson
August 14, 2003 - In 16 seasons as quarterback in the NFL, Steve Beuerlein has run the ball into the end zone only five times. So when the Denver Broncos backup quarterback dropped from the 10-yard line and scampered into the end zone Wednesday, he had a chance to unleash all those celebration moves his 38-year-old body could produce.

Kelly Hopes Quick Learning Helps in Bid to Make Roster - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 13, 2003 - Ben Kelly can't afford to waste an hour, or even a minute. If he is to make the Broncos' 53-man roster for the regular season, the cornerback -- signed a week earlier after being released by the New England Patriots -- has got to grasp Denver's system and his assignments, and fast.

Terry Pierce's Rookie Journal -- Ready for More - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 13, 2003 - My first game as a Bronco was more nerve-wracking than it was fun. I have a feeling that this next one will be more fun because I'll be used to being out there and now I know what to expect from all the veterans when it's game time. I was nervous during the game. If you make a mistake in our defense you might give up a touchdown so I was real tentative in what I was doing. I was just making sure that I was

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