Plummer injury a new/old concern

Quarterback Jake Plummer, who reinjured his shoulder late in the Kansas City game, is also nursing an injured foot and his availability for next weekend's game is questionable. Read about it in today's news reports.

Right shoulder back to sore spot with Plummer - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - In the midst of the treatment he received on his battered right shoulder Monday, Jake Plummer went from quarterback to editor, telling reporters how to describe his latest injury. "Whatever you have in your old notes, you can rewrite it," Plummer said Monday.

Visit to hospital delays Gardener - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - While the Broncos spent the weekend in Kansas City, defensive tackle Daryl Gardener spent it in a Denver-area hospital. Gardener admitted himself last weekend after his body temperature hovered at 104 degrees and his throat closed up.

Cole: No call on clip 'ridiculous' - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - It's not exactly a case of sour grapes turning into whine, but a day after the Kansas City Chiefs' Dante Hall returned a punt 93 yards Sunday to beat the Broncos 24-23 at Arrowhead Stadium, there was some leftover grumbling at Dove Valley. Especially from Chris Cole, Hall's former Texas A&M teammate.

'Same old injury' - Rocky Mountain News- Lee Rasizer
October 7, 2003 - Jake Plummer appears on pace to catch predecessor Brian Griese in the amount of discussion devoted to the health of throwing shoulders sometime before the end of this season.

Cole tortured by TD return - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 7, 2003 - Chris Cole only stoked Dante Hall's internal fire by talking a little trash last week. On Monday, the Denver Broncos wide receiver was at it again. Only this time his tough talk was aimed at NFL officials, who even the Kansas City Chiefs acknowledge might have missed a clip on Hall's record-setting 93-yard punt return Sunday.

Adams: 'White Shoes' likes Hall's return magic - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 7, 2003 - For a split second, it was like watching a blur from the past. Kansas City Chiefs return specialist supreme Dante Hall laid a series of elusive gyrations on the Denver Broncos - moves reminiscent of one Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. Johnson saw the highlights of Hall's amazing moves on Sunday against the Broncos. "He's good,'' Johnson said. "He's what taking advantage of certain players' talents is all about.

Krieger: Forget blame game; give Chiefs credit - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
October 7, 2003 - My bad. Sorry about that. Turns out, Dante Hall didn't beat the Broncos after all. This was quite a surprise to me, having seen him do it. It wasn't until I flew home and checked my e-mail that I discovered it wasn't Hall at all.

Broncos hurting in more than one way - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 7, 2003 - The football denizens of Dove Valley were either down or out on Monday after the Denver Broncos' first loss of the season. Quarterback Jake Plummer re-aggravated his throwing shoulder, which was mildly seperated in San Diego three weeks earlier. He also has a sprained foot and a sore knee.

Shanahan: Refs missed clip - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 7, 2003 - Excuses are for losers. Which is why the Kansas City Chiefs are looking forward to their trip to Lambeau Field Sunday, and the Denver Broncos were still talking about Dante Hall the Monday morning after a 24-23 loss at Arrowhead Stadium.

Plummer Hopes Shoulder Doesn't Keep Him From Practice - - Andrew Mason
Monday, October 6, 2003 - One day after bruising his right shoulder against the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Jake Plummer again received treatment on the joint, subsequently addressing the media regarding the state of his throwing arm. "It's sore. It's part of the game," Plummer said. "It's about like it was in San Diego. I've just got to get treatment."

Flowers Released As Broncos Get Back to 53 - - Andrew Mason
Monday, October 6, 2003 - When Lee Flowers' four-game suspension ended last week the Broncos had seven days in order to decide who would be released to keep the Broncos at the 53-man roster limit. As it turned out, the player released was Flowers himself. Monday afternoon, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that the team released the nine-year veteran, ending his Broncos tenure without even participating in a regular-season play.

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