Beuerlein to IR, maybe end of career

The Broncos placed injured quarterback Steve Beuerlein on injured reserve Tuesday, possibly ending the veteran's long career. Jarious Jackson will be signed to back up Danny Kanell and Beuerlein's spot on the roster will be filled by offensive lineman P.J. Alexander, a former New Orleans Saint. Read about Beuerlein and the signing of former Broncos quarterback Jackson in today's news reports.

Beuerlein goes as Jackson arrives - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - Unceremoniously but not unexpectedly, the unofficial end has arrived for veteran quarterback Steve Beuerlein, whom the Broncos placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Another beginning has arrived for quarterback Jarious Jackson, who will re-sign with the Broncos today, a team official confirmed. The roster renovation is hardly complete. To fill Beuerlein's roster spot, the Broncos signed offensive tackle P.J. Alexander off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. To make room for Jackson, the Broncos will cut another player today.

Sykes tackles starting job - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - Quietly, steadily and determinedly, Jashon Sykes has turned himself into an NFL linebacker. Check that. The former Colorado Buffaloes star, whose career was threatened by a serious neck injury, has transformed himself into a starting NFL linebacker.

Kanell always has been close to stardom - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 22, 2003 - As a youth in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Danny Kanell grew up around some heavy hitters. He got to pal around with Reggie Jackson and Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees during spring training, and talk baseball with Goose Gossage and the late Catfish Hunter.

Broncos put Beuerlein on injured reserve list, likely ending his career - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 22, 2003 - This wasn't the way Steve Beuerlein wanted it to end. But he thought it might come to this. On Tuesday the Denver Broncos made it official, placing the 17-year veteran on injured reserve. His season is over, and very likely his NFL career. Those who know the classy veteran said he should hold his head high, even if his last game ended with three interceptions and a broken right pinkie.

Beuerlein placed on injured reserve - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 22, 2003 - After Denver's loss in Minnesota, then Broncos' starting quarterback Steve Beuerlein had bruises on his 38-year-old body that were as purple as anything at the Metrodome. In addition to the gruesome fractured pinky on his throwing hand, which was already set in Dr. Evil position for the next three-to-five weeks.

If called on, Ravens' C. Taylor is more than ready to answer - Baltimore Sun - Brent Jones
October 22, 2003 - Chester Taylor will not attempt to put on weight. In addition, the Ravens backup running back will not work out any longer or spend any more time mentally preparing for games than he already does now. Taylor has no plans to do anything differently in case Jamal Lewis' sprained shoulder prohibits him from playing in Sunday's home game against the Denver Broncos and beyond.

Beuerlein Placed on Injured Reserve; Team Signs Offensive Lineman - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - The broken pinkie that ended Steve Beuerlein's day against the Minnesota Vikings has brought an end to his 17th season in the NFL. Tuesday, the Broncos placed Beuerlein on injured reserve, leaving the team with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster -- current starter Danny Kanell and the injured Jake Plummer, who will miss at least another two games with a broken metatarsal bone.

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