Broncos Trade O'Neal to Bengals

The Broncos have traded cornerback Deltha O'Neal to the Cincinnati Bengals in a deal that involved swapping first-round draft picks and giving the Bengals an additional fourth-round pick from Denver. The deal will allow Denver to move up to the No. 17 overall selection in the first round. The Bengals also were given the Broncos fourth round pick.

Broncos trade O'Neal - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
April 10, 2004 - A month after trading away Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis, the Denver Broncos pulled the trigger on another deal. This one will give former first-round pick Deltha O'Neal the chance to play cornerback again - with the Cincinnati Bengals - and allow the Broncos to move up seven spots, to No. 17, in this year's draft.

Broncos trade O'Neal to Cincy - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
April 10, 2004 - It looks like Deltha O'Neal might help the Broncos next season after all. The former first-round pick, who fell out of favor with Denver's coaching staff last season, was traded to Cincinnati on Friday, along with the Broncos' first- (24th) and fourth-round picks (117th overall).

Denver has shot at top RB - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, April 11, 2004 - By moving up seven slots to the No. 17 position, the Broncos assured themselves the chance to draft a top offensive playmaker, if not the draft's top-rated running back, Oregon State's Steven Jackson.

Prospects shine, struggle with big test before draft - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, April 11, 2004 - Forget about midterms, finals or any other exam. The most important test each top college football prospect takes is the Wonderlic. It is the standardized intelligence test that helps each team decide to whom it wants to show the money. In Wonderlic parlance, 50 is the highest possible score, 21 is considered average intelligence, 14 is considered an unskilled laborer and anything below is the polar opposite of mastermind.

Bowlen says Kaiser couldn't afford Broncos - Daily Camera - Associated Press
April 10, 2004 - The former owner of the Denver Broncos couldn't afford to buy back part of the team when a stake was offered to John Elway in 1998, current owner Pat Bowlen argued in court documents Friday. Edgar Kaiser, who filed a lawsuit saying he should have been offered the deal first under the team sale agreement, must prove he was financially able and willing to match the offer in order to recover damages, Bowlen's attorneys said.

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