Broncos keep Kanell, cut Jackson

The Broncos have decided to cut third year quarterback Jarious Jackson in favor of Danny Kanell as the third quarterback on the roster. In other moves of interest, Adrian Madise was kept as the fifth receiver and former CSU running back Cecil Sapp was cut. Read about all the moves in today's reports.

Jacksons don't survive cut - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, August 31, 2003 - The last name Jackson worked wonders for Michael, Reggie and Phil, but not any of the players competing for a job with the Broncos.

Lewis has given Bengals best chance to be successful - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, August 31, 2003 - Whereas others have been embarrassed, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis has not. He is the face of the Bengals, visible everywhere. On 30 billboards all across the city, as the Broncos will discover when they arrive in Cincinnati for next Sunday's regular-season opener, are XXXL pictures of Lewis. He towers over the city the way he towers over his team.

Madise last standing for No. 5 wideout spot - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, August 31, 2003 - The battle between the second-tier wide receivers for a final spot on the Broncos' roster was a wild roller-coaster ride, full of climbs, plunges, twists and turns. Rookie Adrian Madise, cool-headed and full of promise, was the last man standing. Herb Haygood, Frank Rice, Charlie Adams and Nate Jackson were the odd men out Saturday when the Broncos made their final cuts.

Kanell replaces Jackson as No. 3 QB - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 31, 2003 - In the end, the competition for the Denver Broncos' No. 3 quarterback position was more about taking advantage of practice repetitions than preseason passes. Danny Kanell, proving to coaches he had a good grasp on the offense despite a very limited number of training camp snaps, beat out Jarious Jackson, who was on his way out the door after cleaning out his locker on Saturday.

Sykes makes 53-man roster - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 31, 2003 - The numbers lied. There was no way the Denver Broncos were going to keep seven linebackers on a 53-man roster. Seven? Last year the team carried five — starters Ian Gold, Al Wilson and John Mobley, as well as special teams standouts Keith Burns and Donnie Spragan. And all of them are locks for the 2003 roster based on training camp and four preseason games. Add second-round pick Terry Pierce to the list and it seemed obvious that former Colorado standout Jashon Sykes was about to be cut.

Jackson, Kanell battle for QB spot - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 29, 2003 - A quarterback competition between Jarious Jackson and Danny Kanell isn't exactly the definition of fantasy football. But that's about as juicy as it gets tonight when Denver finishes the exhibition schedule against Seattle.

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