Kennison had 500,000 reasons for outburst

Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison had to repay the Broncos $500,000 after he quit the team last season. Read more about Kennison and the Broncos' reactions to his remarks in today's reports. Also, Rod Smith is preparing to return punts if Deltha O'Neal remains in California with his ill father. Reuben Droughns will handle kick-offs in place of injured Chris Cole.

500,000 reasons to vent - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, December 05, 2003 - Kansas City wide receiver Eddie Kennison had every reason to be bitter about the Denver Broncos, the team he blasted this week. Last year an arbitrator ordered Kennison to pay back the $500,000 signing bonus Denver gave him in 2001, the year he quit the team, a Broncos official confirmed Thursday.

Giving provides returns - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Friday, December 05, 2003 - I will make sure the Broncos put a good old whopping whoop whipping on the Chiefs on Sunday, and you agree to contribute one dollar for every point the Broncos score in victory.

Get SIRIUS - Rocky Mountain News - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 04, 2003 - SIRIUS. Serious, this is the coolest device since the Internet reformed life. SIRIUS. Satellite radio - SIRIUSly awesome. The only reason I'm on the cutting edge of technology is that SIRIUS - pronounced just like "serious" - has found its way into two of the cars I've rented the past six months.

Green at wheel of smooth ride - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, December 05, 2003 - When the subject of great contemporary quarterbacks comes up, the names Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Steve McNair get tossed around. Kansas City's Trent Green is usually absent from the conversation.

O'Neal's status vs. Chiefs uncertain - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, December 05, 2003 - When Denver plays Kansas City, the Broncos will be without kick returner Chris Cole and could be without punt returner Deltha O'Neal. Coach Mike Shanahan told O'Neal's wife, Lisa, on Thursday that it is more important for her husband to be with his father, who is battling cancer in San Francisco.

Quitter? Clown? Bitter? - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 5, 2003 - Mike Shanahan took the high road. Trevor Pryce simply shook his head and smiled, without offering any sound bites. Al Wilson never made it into the locker room during the open media period Thursday. Kenoy Kennedy? The Denver Broncos safety tried hard not to respond to the world according to -Eddie Kennison, the one Kennison revealed Wednesday.

Portis can show Pro Bowl steps - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 5, 2003 - Clinton Portis might be focusing on team goals, but Sunday's game against Kansas City will be another opportunity to show how he stacks up against the best at his position, especially with Pro Bowl voting already under way. So far, the second-year Denver Broncos back has more than held his own.

Another kicking mark within range for Elam - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 5, 2003 - The card went to the podium on draft day 1993, and it was official: The Denver Broncos, with the 70th overall pick, had selected kicker Jason Elam from the University of Hawaii. Right away, the folks in the San Francisco 49ers war room got on the phone to see if they could pry him loose.

NFL Report: It's division decision day for AFC rivals - Rocky Mountain News
December 5, 2003 - Whether the NFL calls it the "Super Six" or "Showdown Weekend," there's no denying the critical matchups on Sunday's schedule. Start with Denver-Kansas City. Already one of the premier rivalries, the feud has been fueled by a war of words, the Broncos' quest for a little revenge, and their desire to keep the Chiefs from clinching the AFC West on their home turf.

Inside the AFC West - Rocky Mountain News
December 5, 2003 - The next catch tight end Shannon Sharpe makes will be the 800th of his career. He has 799 for 9,860 yards. There's a good chance he'll get that milestone and much more Sunday. In 20 games (16 starts) against the Chiefs, Sharpe has 103 catches for 1,273 yards and 12 touchdowns - by far his best statistics against any opponent.

NFL injury report, December 5 - Rocky Mountain News
December 5, 2003 - NFL injury report, December 5

Broncos say they have no time for 'quitters' - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 5, 2003 - The Broncos took the high road, which seems to be the one less traveled in the NFL. On Sunday, we'll see if it makes all the difference when Denver plays Kansas City at Invesco Field.

Holmes ready to take another run at Invesco - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 5, 2003 - Sunday will not be a day of rest for Priest Holmes. Kansas City's brightest star, whose run at a most valuable player award ended with a serious hip injury at Invesco Field last season, is expected to play Sunday when the 11-1 Chiefs come to Denver with a chance to clinch the AFC West.

Green backs Kennison - Kansas City Star
Fri, Dec. 05, 2003 - Quarterback Trent Green has mastered the art of being careful with what he says to the media, but on Thursday, Green was pointed in his support of wide receiver Eddie Kennison, who ripped Denver head coach Mike Shanahan in comments made Wednesday.

Gumbel says Chiefs have plenty of respect - Kansas City Star - Jeffrey Flanagan
Fri, Dec. 05, 2003 - The Chiefs are 11-1 and cruising toward home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but the e-mails and voice mails still come in from fans complaining that the Chiefs aren't getting enough "national." That's despite being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, having guest spots on David Letterman and the Best Damn Sports Talk Show Period. So, are some Chiefs fans suffering from an inferiority complex or is there some truth to this lack of national respect thing?

McCleon proving to be a steal - Kansas City Star - Adam Teicher
Fri, Dec. 05, 2003 - The Chiefs' Dexter McCleon (right) made his team-best sixth interception last week against the Chargers and David Boston. Defensive back Dexter McCleon was tackled by Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice following McCleon's interception in Oakland. More than anyone in the Chiefs' locker room, cornerback Dexter McCleon carries the aura of a player who has seen and done it all.

Defensive Focus: Stop the RB, Stop the OL, Stop the QB ... Well, Stop Everything - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, December 4, 2003 - Befitting a team that has averaged a league-leading 30.1 points a game this year, the Kansas City Chiefs are stocked, if not overloaded, with prolific, ominous offensive talent.

Thursday Notebook: Broncos Amused By Kennison's Remarks - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, December 4, 2003 - If it was Eddie Kennison's desire to burrow his way into the Broncos' brains with his verbal assault on the team, Head Coach Mike Shanahan and even the Denver media, it would appear as if he failed. The former Broncos receiver -- who was released by the team two years ago -- attracted national attention Wednesday for a diatribe directed at the Broncos, claiming he would "put some on their (posterior)," among other choice comments.

Fantasy Focus: Portis Against the Chiefs - - Andrew Mason
Friday, December 5, 2003 - The last four Broncos-Chiefs games have yielded the finest of both clubs. Big plays. Thrilling finishes. From an entertainment standpoint, the most recent renewals of this 44-season rivalry have not disappointed; the games have been decided by a collective 14 points, with each team winning twice and have included two contests that went overtime.

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