Sharpe: Greatest tight end ever?

Shannon Sharpe now ranks as the career leader among NFL tight ends in receptions (794), receiving yards (9,786) and touchdowns (61). After Sunday's big game, questions about his future status abound. Read about it in today's news reports.

Sharpe's signature makes for right end - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - There is a big question about Shannon Sharpe's football future, but there is no question he is the most prolific pass-catching tight end in NFL history. "He will go down as one of the greatest of all time," Baltimore Ravens general manager and Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome said Monday.

Coach: Broncos are clean - Denver Post - Joseph Sanchez
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill RomanowskiNo Broncos have tested positive for the newly discovered steroid THG, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday. CBS and The New York Times reported Sunday that four Oakland Raiders, including former Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski, tested positive for tetrahydrogestrinone and could face suspensions.

Linebackers lose Pierce to injury - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - The Broncos' no-name, second- ranked defense took another hit. Rookie linebacker Terry Pierce, a second-round draft pick out of Kansas State, was placed on injured reserve Monday. Pierce tore a pectoral muscle Sunday in Denver's 37-8 victory over San Diego.

Broncos agree: Stay on, Sharpe - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 18, 2003 - It was two years ago today that Shannon Sharpe set the NFL's career record for receptions by a tight end, cinching his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There to celebrate with him was the man whose mark he had broken, Ozzie Newsome. As Sharpe mulls retirement despite what could go down as his best season, Newsome offered some perspective on the decision.

Broncos defenders savor their big day - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 18, 2003 - The morning after brought no desire to temper the unbridled enthusiasm created by the Denver Broncos' huge win against San Diego. "You want to absorb and wallow in it as much as you can," safety Nick Ferguson said Monday.

Ballhawk stats put big grin on Coyer - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 18, 2003 - Larry Coyer usually lights up a pipe after ballgames, but Sunday he did it with a smile. Standing in the hallway outside the Denver Broncos locker room, the defensive coordinator was one happy man.

Broncos defense making quite a name for itself - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 18, 2003 - The Denver Broncos' defense is ranked No. 2 in the NFL and is coming off one of the greatest statistical performances in franchise history. Perhaps it's time to give this unit a nickname? "No," safety Nick Ferguson said the Monday morning after his team held San Diego to 21 yards and one first down through the first three quarters of Sunday's 37-8 victory. "We haven't had a nickname up until this point. We've just been a bunch of guys just going out there and giving it all for the next man.

Another linebacker sidelined - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 18, 2003 - The superstition says that bad things usually come in threes. One (Ian Gold), two (John Mobley) and now three (Terry Pierce) of the Denver Broncos linebackers have been placed on injured reserve.

Torn Pectoral Muscle Ends Pierce's Season - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Monday, November 17, 2003 - Like the spectacle from New York on Thanksgiving Day, it seems as as if the Broncos' parade of injuries never ends. Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that linebacker Terry Pierce will be placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle incurred while he was making a tackle on kickoff coverage against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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