McCaffrey ponders the future

Denver wide receiver Ed McCaffrey met with coach Mike Shanahan to discuss the possible restructuring of his contract. McCaffrey doesn't want to play elsewhere, but the question remains whether he will play at all. Read about McCaffrey, as well as about talks with linebacker Ian Gold in today's news reports.

McCaffrey at crossroads - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
February 28, 2004 - Ed McCaffrey, arguably the most popular player in Denver Broncos history behind John Elway, is weighing his future after meeting Friday with coach Mike Shanahan. After 13 NFL seasons, 565 career catches, three Super Bowl rings and more punishing shots than anyone deserves, one possibility is that he'll choose retirement.

Washington has appeal for Portis - Rocky Mountain News - Robert Sens
February 28, 2004 - KENDALL, Fla. - Clinton Portis has no problems taking his two 1,500-yard rushing seasons to the East Coast. The Denver Broncos running back indicated Friday he would welcome a trade to the Washington Redskins. Portis said he hasn't spoken with the Redskins but believes they would be willing to give him the new contract he wants.

Gold's healthy but still hurting - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 28, 2004 - Side by side, they ran. Ian Gold. Bert Berry. One 100-yard wind sprint after another Friday. Then suddenly, their run ended. Foreshadowing perhaps? In the next few weeks, each will discover if the same holds true for their Denver Broncos careers.

Bailey trade is all but final - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
February 28, 2004 - Mike Shanahan has scheduled a Thursday news conference, presumably to announce the blockbuster trade of Clinton Portis for Champ Bailey. But the trade parameters already are in place and apparently so are Bailey's contract numbers.

Playing by book pays off for Al Wilson - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
February 28, 2004 - With all due respect to Regis Philbin, who doesn't want to be a multi-millionaire? No one in the Denver Broncos locker room would raise their hand, and the organization understands that.

Elam "Won't Forget" Trip to Kosovo - - Mike Sarro
Saturday, February 28, 2004 - When 'Jason Elam's season ended at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card playoff game, he anticipated watching the rest of the playoffs at home. Little did he know he'd soon be a world away.

Wilson: Getting Contract Done Relieved a 'Thousand Pounds of Pressure' - - Andrew Mason
Friday, February 27, 2004 - Three days after agreeing to terms with the Broncos on a long-term contract, linebacker Al Wilson emerged palpably relieved that the percolating situation was resolved without a change of address and with his future in Denver assured. Getting to that point, however, was difficult for the five-year veteran, as he waited out the negotiations between the team and his agent, Norm Nixon.

Broncos Talk About the Incoming Linebackers -
Friday, February 27, 2004 - Each week leading up to the 2004 NFL Draft, as Denver examines each position, we'll offer some perspective from current Broncos about the new crop of talent that will be drafted into the league on the weekend of April 24th and 25th. This week we look at the linebackers and members of the team share their impressions of the players they know, played with or against, or simply have seen on television just as other college football fans have around the nation.

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