Quentin Griffin returns to practice

For the first time since the first day of practice, rookie running back Quentin Griffin has returned to the practice field. In other news, defensive tackle Daryl Gardener will miss the season opener.

Plummer isn't flocking to idea that boo birds circle just him - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 28, 2003 - Preliminary indications are Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer will not enjoy any kind of prolonged honeymoon in Denver. After Plummer threw his first interception as a Broncos quarterback at Invesco Field at Mile High late into Monday night's third quarter, he left the field to a smattering of boos. Plummer admitted hearing them, too.

Sapp seeks to secure his spot as No. 2 RB - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 28, 2003 - For the typical Colorado State alumnus, Saturday's game against the Colorado Buffaloes is circled in red. For former Rams running back Cecil Sapp, the Rocky Mountain Showdown is secondary. He has a more pressing engagement Friday night in the Broncos' preseason finale against Seattle.

Tackle's return on ice - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 28, 2003 - Daryl Gardener is expected to miss Denver's season opener. Those hopes have been pancaked. Broncos officials have resigned themselves to the fact that Gardener, who tore ligaments in his right wrist the week before training camp, will miss Denver's Sept. 7 regular-season opener.

Labor Day, indeed - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 28, 2003 - What holidays mean to the football world compared to the real world is as different as what sports mean to men and women. For instance, all week long, I've heard people talk about how Labor Day means the end of summer. To you it does. To me, or anyone who works in the football business, it means the start of the football season.

Ex-Buff Holland turns heads - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 28, 2003 - Darius Holland is 6-foot-5, 330 pounds and hardly noticeable. Why else would a television reporter ask him what he did for a living last year? "Actually, I was in Minnesota even though it seems like I had a year off," Holland reminded everyone. It was actually the 2001 season, after being cut by Cleveland during training camp, that he spent out of the game. "I was on the team, I just wasn't on the field."

Shanahan sidelines Broncos starters - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 28, 2003 - Mike Shanahan said after Wednesday's practice that he will give his starters Friday night off when the Broncos host the Seahawks at Invesco Field in the final preseason game. A year ago, Denver's second-team offense and defense humiliated Seattle's starters in a 31-0 victory. And during the regular season, the Broncos went on the road and again manhandled their former AFC West rivals, 31-9.

Griffin Returns to Practice Field - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Aug. 27, 2003 - A month and two days after Quentin Griffin's training-camp odyssey ended less than 75 minutes after it began, the rookie running back returned to the field with his teammates Wednesday, within the four-to-six week range spoken of by Head Coach Mike Shanahan at the time of the injury.

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