Broncos re-sign Hape, acquire TE Santiago

The Denver Broncos have added depth to the tight end position with the re-signing of Patrick Hape and the acquisition of free agent O.J. Santiago, formerly an Oakland Raider. Read about the additions in today's news reports.

Tight ends bolster depth - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
April 16, 2004 - The Broncos reinforced their tight-end corps with two veterans Thursday, signing unrestricted free agent O.J. Santiago and re-signing unrestricted free agent Patrick Hape. Santiago is entering his seventh NFL season and Hape his eighth.

Broncos go deep with TE signings - Rocky Mountain News
April 16, 2004 - The Denver Broncos added two more tight ends to their roster Thursday, signing free agent O.J. Santiago and re-signing Patrick Hape. The Broncos now have seven tight ends, including Shannon Sharpe, who has said he would decide by the middle of this month whether to return or retire.

Broncos sign two TEs as precaution - Daily Camera
April 16, 2004 — The Denver Broncos signed a pair of tight ends Thursday, adding unrestricted free agents O.J. Santiago and Patrick Hape to the roster in case Shannon Sharpe retires. Santiago is a six-year NFL veteran who spent last season with Oakland, catching five passes for 69 yards in 12 games.

Broncos bolster tight ends by re-signing Hape, adding Santiago - - Andrew Mason
Friday, April 16, 2004 - A busy offseason of signings continued Thursday when the Broncos fortified their situation at tight end, re-signing Patrick Hape and adding O.J. Santiago.

Nate Jackson's NFL Journal – Rehabbing away -
Friday, April 16, 2004 - We run, we jump, we spin, we fall, we get back up, and run some more. We push ourselves because it feels right. We understand the pain. It comes with the territory.

Defensive Backs Coach David Gibbs Answers Your Questions -
Friday, April 16, 2004 - Defensive backs coach David Gibbs has just acquired two new players of significance who will play in the secondary of Denver's defense. The additions of Champ Bailey and John Lynch mean the backfield will have a new look for 2004.

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