Linebackers may be on Broncos list

With the status of Denver linebackers Ian Gold and John Mobley uncertain, the Broncos may be looking to draft a linebacker in an early round. Read about one of the prime candidates, Miami's D. J. Williams (in photo) in today's news.

It's a Hurricanes' force at linebacker - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 20, 2004 - The University of Miami quickly is stealing the title "Linebacker U" from Penn State. Fifteen Hurricanes have been drafted by NFL teams at that position, a group that in recent seasons has included such standouts as Dan Morgan, Micheal Barrow, Darrin Smith, Ray Lewis and Jessie Armstead.

Scouting the draft: Outside and inside linebackers - Rocky Mountain News
April 20, 2004 - D.J. Williams Miami 6-1 250 John Madden once said this Hurricanes star is the only high school player he had seen who could jump to the pros. He recorded 241 tackles in three seasons.

Nobody's business - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - Roger Leclerc was digging through the attic of his home in Agawam, Mass., a couple months ago when he uncovered a 1959 letter from the Denver Broncos Football Club. "It was a letter from Dean Griffing, the general manager, informing me that I was the Broncos' No. 1 draft choice," Leclerc said. "The letter told me not to do anything or sign with anybody until I talked to them." Stay bars Clarett, Williams in draft - Denver Post
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - Maurice Clarett might have thought he was running for daylight toward a pro football career when he won his lawsuit against the NFL, but a federal appeals court plugged the hole on the former Ohio State running back. A stay was granted Monday that will bar Clarett - and Southern California receiver Mike Williams - from being eligible for the draft this weekend while the court rules on the league's appeal.

NFL Europe Week 3 Recap -
Monday, April 19, 2004 - With two winless teams and two unbeaten teams playing each other, change was bound to come this past weekend as NFL Europe played its third week of the 2004 season. The Rhein Fire fell from the ranks of the unbeaten, losing 28-10 to Frankfurt in the renewal of the Duetschland Derby in front of 27,213 in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, Clint Mitchell's Amsterdam Admirals notched their first win of the season, turning back the Scottish Claymores 3-0 in a game that saw 15 punts and eight three-and-outs.

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