Line-up changes in store for Broncos

Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is expecting big things from some players who have little experience on the field so far in the NFL. Read about Shanahan's comments from the NFL meetings in today's news reports.

Shanahan's hopes high for team's top choices - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - During the next 25 days, the Broncos' football focus will be on whom they might draft in the first round. During an hour-long breakfast with Broncos coach Mike Shanahan on Tuesday, the focus fell on five former first-round picks.

Jackson prefers release to switch - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - Quarterback Jarious Jackson told the Broncos he is as receptive to switching to safety as cornerback Deltha O'Neal was to switching to wide receiver. He would rather be released.

Offensive pursuits not trivial - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - O. Denver's got the D-back, but the Brncs are missing some O. The Brncs have added defensive backs Champ Bailey and John Lynch, but they've subtracted offensive stalwarts Clinton Portis, Ed McCaffrey, Ephraim Salaam and (possibly) Shannon Sharpe. So there are perforations.

Another year, another change - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - Matt Lepsis will be making a switch next season, but it's George Foster who will be making the big move on Denver's offensive line. Foster officially was anointed the team's starter at right tackle by Broncos coach Mike Shanahan on Tuesday at the league's annual meetings. Lepsis will make room by vacating his usual right-side spot and shifting to left tackle.

Broncos' running game may be community affair - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - Who will take the carries left behind because of Clinton Portis' departure from the Denver Broncos? The answer might end up being multiple choice. Denver has had one running back account for at least 53.4 percent of the overall workload in four of the past five seasons. Portis, for example, logged 563 attempts in his two seasons with the team.

Jackson, O'Neal on way out - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - Having balked at playing new positions, Deltha O'Neal and Jarious Jackson are in for a bigger switch - to new teams. Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Tuesday that several teams have expressed interest in trading for O'Neal, a one-time Pro Bowl cornerback who lost his job after losing his confidence.

Agent: Gold is probably gone - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 31, 2004 - PALM BEACH, Fla. - The agent for free-agent linebacker Ian Gold is at the NFL's annual meetings to possibly negotiate a new deal for his client among five teams in the bidding. The Denver Broncos, though, aren't one of them, the most glaring sign to date Gold won't be wearing blue and orange next season.

Ahmaad Galloway's NFL Europe Journal: Week One -
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - Well, we're finally here in Glasgow and our first game is less than a week away. Being in Scotland is a big-time experience, especially coming from the States. Half of us in America don't even have passports, so we don't really have any intentions of coming over here. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'm going to make the most of it, on and off the field. With an NFL team in the States, the guys have a chance to be together before they actually have to start working. Here, it was meet-and-greet and then we were right on the field. So, it is amazing how quickly we have had to come together.

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