Cornerback McNeil signed by Broncos

After San Diego cut cornerback Ryan McNeil in August, he decided to take some time off football despite being pursued by a number of teams. On Tuesday, he finally chose the Denver Broncos and will suit up on Sunday against his former teammates. Read more in today's reports.

McNeil in field, finally - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - For more than 10 years, the Broncos have eyed cornerback Ryan McNeil. The team flew him to Denver with a slew of other top college prospects just before the 1993 draft, only to see Detroit draft him before the Broncos could. Last August, the Broncos attempted to sign the free agent, but McNeil wanted to spend some time away from football before choosing a new team. Once McNeil was ready to return, he picked the Broncos over nine other interested teams and signed with Denver on Tuesday.

Flutie still sounds swell to Chargers - Denver Post - Anthony Cotton
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - Given a precious bye during a most trying time, many Broncos longed to get as far from football as they could during the past week. However, try as they might, at least one set of numbers from last weekend demanded their attention: 21-of-29 for 248 yards passing with two touchdowns and another 18 yards rushing with two more touchdowns.

Broncos score big with NFL's Latino marketing strategy - Denver Post - Louis Aguilar
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - One T-shirt shows a Denver Broncos helmet that has the shiny, airbrushed sheen typical of a lowrider's finish. The other bears a Spanish phrase - de todo corazón (with all my heart) - that sounds like a line that Enrique Iglesias might sing.

Chargers' dress code in effect - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - The Broncos will don their Sunday go-to-meeting outfits against the Chargers. The whizzer whites. And if truth, justice and the Broncos way prevail, the Chargers will be victimized by the white-out. On Sunday afternoon, for the first time in 17 years, the Broncos will play a regular-season home game in pure-as-the-driven-snow white uniforms.

Seamstress kept finicky Broncos in stitches - Denver Post - Claire Martin
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - Wilhelmina "Willie" Diepenbroek, "the fastest needle in the West," customized and repaired the uniforms of many of Denver's sports teams, including the Broncos. She died of leukemia Nov. 3.Denver seamstress Willie Diepenbroek, whose strong, neat stitches customized the jerseys and pants of the Denver Broncos and other teams for 20 years, died Nov. 3 of leukemia. She was 72.

Special teams eye consistency - Denver Post - Anthony Cotton
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - It is said that there is nothing so bad as something that's not so bad - a sentiment that could very well apply to the Broncos' special teams. Sometimes very effective, at times not so good - often in the same game - 10 weeks into the season, the team's return and coverage units are trying to find their place.

Anderson step closer to lifetime ban - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - Former U.S. Marine and current Broncos fullback Mike Anderson is being forced to sit out four games for testing positive for marijuana. Yet should he violate the NFL's substance-abuse policy one more time, Anderson would face a lifetime ban from football, under league guidelines.

Broncos stand by Anderson - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 12, 2003 - Mike Anderson won't be cleared to return from his marijuana suspension until Dec. 8, but the Denver Broncos said Tuesday they are standing firmly behind the fullback. Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said it's important for people not to jump to conclusions about Anderson.

Broncos add cornerback - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 12, 2003 - Analytical guy that he is, cornerback Ryan McNeil didn't rush out to sign with another team after being released by the San Diego Chargers this summer. He sat back, continued working out and clicked on DirecTV. "I made a short list of teams I wanted to go to," he said Tuesday.

Lincicome: Flutie still around, so where is Kosar? - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
November 12, 2003 - Doug Flutie has lasted longer than Pac-Man, longer than pull tabs, longer than Jim McMahon, who once called him "America's midget," longer than anyone else in the NFL, in fact, save Jerry Rice, who has him by 10 days. Flutie has lasted longer than Cabbage Patch Dolls and Mr. T, about which there shall be more later.

Thorburn: Anderson: good man, bad decision - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 12, 2003 - Veterans Day was spent with my daughter enjoying the good life here in Colorado, land of the free and home of the Broncos. I can only hope that when my Madelyn grows up she finds a soul mate like the original Madelyn (my grandmother) found after World War II when Ray Thorburn came home and married her.

Spry Flutie eludes Father Time's rush - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jim Trotter
November 11, 2003 - If you want to annoy Doug Flutie, ask him about his age. Wonder aloud how a quarterback can be so spry and efficient after his 41st birthday, throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more in his first start in 22 months. Flutie answers as politely as he can, but his words are coated with irritation. For much of his career, he was said to be too short, too small. Now people want to try to discount his abilities by wondering whether he's too old.

Chargers will go with blue jerseys Sunday at Denver - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jay Posner
November 12, 2003 - If you turn on the TV to watch the Chargers-Broncos game Sunday from Denver, don't adjust the color. That really will be the Chargers in the blue jerseys. Denver normally wears blue at home, but the NFL gave the Chargers the option to switch after a mix-up in the first meeting between the teams Sept. 14 in San Diego.

Broncos Add Former Chargers CB McNeil - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - Denver continued the process of tweaking its roster on the fly Tuesday afternoon, adding former San Diego Chargers cornerback Ryan McNeil just five days before the Broncos and Chargers duel at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The ballhawking cornerback has been out of football since San Diego waived him prior to the start of the regular season.

Lindsay Evered's Cheerleader Diary -- Frozen Football - DenverBroncos.com - Lindsay Evered
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - The Monday night game against New England was certainly a chilly one - yes, chilly enough to have to pull out our snowsuits.

League Suspends Anderson Four Games - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - Tuesday morning, the NFL officially announced the suspension of fullback Mike Anderson for four weeks due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. "Running back Mike Anderson of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the team&rsquos next four regular-season games for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy," the league said in a statement.

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