Hearst visits Broncos

Now that the Denver Broncos have shored up their defense with a number of free agent signings, the attention turns to the offense. Veteran San Francisco free agent running back Garrison Hearst was in Denver Wednesday for a visit. Read about Hearst in today's news reports.

Hearst has a desire to land on feet - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 25, 2004 - Garrison Hearst wants to make a quick decision about his playing future. Yet the free-agent running back is hoping the Denver Broncos will complicate matters by extending a contract offer after his visit with team officials today. The Broncos have kept tabs on Hearst since his Feb. 26 release from the San Francisco 49ers. With Hearst antsy and the number of quality free agents at his position dwindling, Denver decided the time was right for a face-to-face.

Broncos draw offense-intense draft blueprint - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 25, 2004 - At the close of his fourth news conference this offseason - about as many as he has held during his past nine combined offseasons - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan uttered a simple but revealing phrase. "We have the draft coming up soon and that is what we are doing now - getting ready for the draft," Shanahan said Tuesday. What he didn't say is what should be apparent. Denver is gearing up to go on the offensive.

Adams: Here comes bride? Not for Plummer - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
March 25, 2004 - Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer recently called a not-so-pleasant audible when he hastily canceled his wedding to college sweetheart Sonia Flores. Plummer could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but a member of his family confirmed to me the wedding was called off, without elaborating on specific reasons why.

Injury Update: Eason Heads to Europe - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rookie seasons don't come with much more difficulty and frustration than Nick Eason's did last year. Three days into camp, Eason left without notifying the team, but returned three days later. A council of 10 veteran players voted to completely forgive him, allowing him to return to practice without as much as a fine. But just as Eason appeared to be rounding back into form, he incurred a partial tear of an Achilles tendon, ending his season before the Broncos could complete a preseason game. Eason spent the remainder of the season in rehabilitation and in the weight room, and will make his professional regular-season debut in NFL Europe on April 4 as one of the Broncos' allocations to the Scottish Claymores.

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