Battle for left tackle set

Now that Ephraim Salaam is officially gone, the battle to replace him is set with veteran right guard Matt Lepsis and rookie George Foster looking to fill the slot. The Broncos signed tackle Cornell Green over the weekend who will be in the mix also.

Lepsis, Foster to compete for key job - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, March 29, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Broncos' starting offensive tackle jobs officially opened over the weekend when former Denver starter Ephraim Salaam signed a two-year deal with Jacksonville worth about $2 million that included a $200,000 signing bonus. Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist proclaimed Denver's left tackle job open to Matt Lepsis and last year's first-round pick, George Foster. A player who never has started at left tackle in the NFL will be protecting Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer's blind side. What, no Dick Clark at wide receiver? - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Sunday, March 28, 2004 - John Lynch? Luther Elliss? Garrison Hearst? If the Broncos win the Super Bowl, Mike Shanahan could be the first coach ever doused with Geritol. Not that they're old or anything, but, henceforth, I'll be referring to the Broncos as Colonial America's Team.

Sharpe still weighs decision, admits he must decide soon - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 29, 2004 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Broncos' Shannon Sharpe said he has been working out hard the past three weeks but still won't make a decision until mid-April about whether to return or retire. He admitted Sunday, though, that it's important he tell coach Mike Shanahan fairly soon in case the team wants to use a high draft pick on a tight end - especially with players such as Kellen Winslow on the board April 26-27.

Instant replay looks good for at least 5 more years - Rocky Mountain News
March 29, 2004 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The NFL rule makers want instant replay to be added permanently. But if they cannot get their way, they will settle for the next best thing: extending it for five years.

NFL getting ready to play it again - Daily Camera - Bob Glauber, Newsday
March 29, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rich McKay likes the chance of instant replay being instituted on a permanent basis in the NFL. "I think it's a good possibility you'll see it happen," said McKay, the Falcons president/general manager and chairman of the competition committee.

Defensive Assistant/Special Teams Coach Kirk Doll Answers Your Questions! - Denver
LSU he worked with the teams' linebackers as well as special teams and helped elevate the Tigers to the No. 1 defense in the nation as they captured the SEC Championship. He was also responsible for recruiting in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.

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