Dalton to be traded

The "big" news out of camp on Thursday was that the Broncos are trying to trade defensive tackle Lional Dalton. Read about Dalton in today's camp reports.

QB revival in works around NFL - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, August 15, 2003 - Hopes run high in Denver that Jake Plummer can do for the Broncos what Brian Griese could not. Hopes run high in Chicago that Kordell Stewart can do for the Bears what Jim Miller could not. Hopes run high in Arizona that Jeff Blake can do for the Cardinals what Plummer could not.

Broncos prepare to trade Dalton - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, August 15, 2003 - Training camp ended early and abruptly for defensive tackle Lional Dalton, not unlike his career with the Broncos. Coach Mike Shanahan instructed Dalton to skip all practices while the team attempts to trade him, something it expects to do within a week.

Beuerlein ready to start - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, August 15, 2003 - Steve Beuerlein is a backup quarterback with a golden arm and a starter's mentality. That's a comforting thought for the Broncos should Jake Plummer ever get hurt this season.

Dove Valley Days - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, August 15, 2003 - For the second day in a row, veteran wide receiver Ed McCaffrey hauled in a long pass from quarterback Jake Plummer. And for the second day in a row, cornerback Lenny Walls was the victim.

Heavy burden: Dalton shown door - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 15, 2003 - Lional "Jelly" Dalton thought he was on a roll after losing 36 pounds this off-season. He was, as the Denver Broncos decided to roll him right out the door. The man brought in 18 months ago to add beef to the Broncos' defensive front officially went on the trading block Thursday. If Dalton can't be traded, he expects to be released.

Middlebrooks: sound body, peace of mind - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 15, 2003 - Willie Middlebrooks knows many Denver Broncos observers boil down his career to simple terms: He's a No. 1 pick, who hasn't played for two years. Therefore, he's a bust. To him, it's fuzzy math.

A must-see: Snake vs. Slash - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
August 15, 2003 - The marquee for Saturday night's preseason game reads like some B-rated flick: Slash vs. Snake. On one side is Kordell "Slash" Stewart, looking for a fresh start with the Chicago Bears after eight roller-coaster seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Broncos camp report, August 15 - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 15, 2003 - Jake Plummer seemed a little scattershot with his passing early in camp, throwing in the direction of his targets but not putting the ball in optimal spots for the receivers. But the quarterback has looked crisp this week, especially throwing the deep ball.

Broncos want to trade Dalton - Daily Camera - Barney Hutchinson
August 15, 2003 - The Broncos had a good reason for holding out defensive tackle Lional Dalton from both the morning and afternoon practices Thursday. They are trying to trade him. Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that after Thursday's afternoon training camp session at Dove Valley.

Plummer set to take advantage of scrambling - Daily Camera - Barney Hutchinson
August 15, 2003 - The innocent bystanders hanging around the Denver Broncos offense during preseason camp have to act a little more lively this summer. Heads up, guys, you never know when No. 16 will break the pocket.

Shanahan: Broncos Plan to Trade Dalton - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 14, 2003 - The Broncos are shopping Lional Dalton. Following the afternoon practice, Head Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that the team is looking to trade the defensive tackle, who joined the team via free agency in 2002 and had been running with the first team through most of camp. However, since returning from Houston, second-year man Monsanto Pope, who started one game last year, had received the bulk of the first-team work.

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