Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - At the conclusion of today's morning practice, Broncos training camp will officially end and players will sprint off the field. Except for the bruised and battered offensive linemen. They're likely to drag their tired bodies off the field, albeit with smiles. No players take a beating during training camp the way offensive linemen do.
Closing camp results in conclusions - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - The end of training camp is not quite as sweet as the end of school, but for football players, it's not far off. Physically exhausting two-a-day practices are over. Mentally draining late-night meetings are history. Life, as they know it, returns.
Broncos to get draft pick for Dalton - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - The Broncos told the Washington Redskins on Tuesday that they have a trade in place for defensive tackle Lional Dalton. Only as of Tuesday night, Dalton was unaware of any deal.
Broncos' Herndon up to the challenge - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 20, 2003 - It isn't as if Kelly Herndon hasn't covered some of the NFL's best receivers. The Denver Broncos cornerback has gone one-on-one numerous times with Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Amani Toomer, Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey, to name a few.
Time is fleeting for players on 'bubble' - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
August 20, 2003 - At a time when pink slips are just around the corner for many NFL players, seeing one's name highlighted in yellow can be a welcome relief. That means a player has turned some heads, most notably, in the case of the Denver Broncos, that of general manager Ted Sundquist. Droughns, Cole neck-and-neck for kick return job - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
August 20, 2003 - Three weeks of training camp are in the books, and Denver Broncos special-teams coach Frank Bush appears no closer to deciding his kickoff returner. It's not that he doesn't have choices.Both Reuben Droughns and Chris Cole appear deserving of the chance.Assuming both players make the team, Bush indicated Tuesday it might come down to how much each is used on offense in determining their availability for the return role.
Offensive line expected to be intact by opener - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 20, 2003 - The Denver Broncos training camp breaks after a morning practice today, and there are a lot of holes in the offensive line. Most of them can be found under knee pads. Pro Bowl center Tom Nalen and gutsy right guard Dan Neil are coming off microfracture procedures on bad knees. The serious surgeries are supposed to help people live normal lives, not block unusually large defensive linemen.
Bronco camp ends today - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 20, 2003 - News: The first training camp of the Jake Plummer era ends today. Views: "That's one good thing. One positive," the Denver Broncos quarterback said. So far, the reviews are mixed on the subject of Plummer.
Lindsay Evered's Cheerleader Diary -- A New Look for the Cheerleaders - DenverBroncos.com - Lindsay Evered
Aug. 19, 2003 - Next Monday night we will be battling the Colts for our first home preseason game. I cannot believe that the season is almost upon us. Honestly, auditions and training camp feel like they were only yesterday (although we have been practicing for almost three months now).
Sharpe, Plummer Get Onto the Same Page - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 19, 2003 - It's almost mandatory that a new quarterback requires a learning curve and some time in finding a groove with incumbent pass-catchers. But throughout training camp, Jake Plummer has proven to be in lockstep with his new cadre of targets -- perhaps none more so in the past week than tight end Shannon Sharpe.
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