Sharpe's love of game keeps him in it

When it came down to making his decision to return to the Denver Broncos for another season, tight end Shannon Sharpe did it simply because he still enjoys playing the game. Read about the news that has Denver buzzing in today's reports.

Sharpe shaping up to rejoin Broncos - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, April 22, 2004 - On his way to the health club and the 2004 season, tight end Shannon Sharpe paused to make a telephone call and an announcement. "This is my second and final workout of the day," Sharpe, a fitness fanatic, said from his off-season home in Atlanta. "But before I get started, tell everybody I'm coming back."

The family business - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, April 22, 2004 - Maybe what the 2004 NFL draft needs is a genealogical chart. Sure, this weekend's draft is flavored with talent and depth at wide receiver, but it's also spiced with the descendants of NFL royalty.

There's no quit in Sharpe - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin,
April 22, 2004 - Clinton Portis might be gone and Ed McCaffrey retired, but Big Play Shay is coming back for his 15th NFL season. Tight end Shannon Sharpe informed Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan of his decision a few days ago, and club officials and Sharpe confirmed it Wednesday.

Krieger: Broncos need a pass rusher - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
April 22, 2004 - It's always fun watching someone wave the Constitution around a meat market, although a warranty at a used-car dealership is even better. I hope they save a seat for Ruth Bader Ginsburg next to Boomer at the NFL draft. Imagine you're this Mike Williams kid. Some judge says you don't have to wait three years after high school to hit the big time.

Judge: Mobley video a waste of jury's time - Rocky Mountain News - Charley Able
April 22, 2004 - Jurors in the DUI trial of Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley watched a patrol-car videotape Wednesday showing Mobley wobbling as he performed a roadside sobriety test. The video was offered by prosecutors as evidence to back up statements by the officer who arrested Mobley on Dec. 28, 2002.

Scouting the draft: Defensive tackles and ends - Rocky Mountain News
April 22, 2004 - Tommie Harris Oklahoma 6-2 292 Lombardi Award winner as nation's top interior lineman, he has explosive quickness complemented by 4.68-speed in the 40. Might need to gain some weight to endure NFL trenches.

Sharpe says he'll return to Broncos - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
April 22, 2004 - Before training camp begins, Shannon Sharpe will celebrate his 36th birthday. The lungs he uses to blow out the candles will be as healthy as they were when he was 21. Following the 2003 season, there was never a doubt that Sharpe could continue playing for the Denver Broncos at a high level. The future Hall of Fame tight end was second on the team with 62 catches for 770 yards.

Sharpe will play at least one more season - SI.com
hursday April 22, 2004 - Tight end Shannon Sharpe has decided against retirement and will return for his 13th season with the Denver Broncos and his 15th in the NFL. The seven-time Pro Bowler said Wednesday that he will return to Denver for at least one more season.

Sharpe to Return for 15th Season - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - The legend will continue for another year, as tight end Shannon Sharpe will return for a 15th NFL season. Late Wednesday afternoon, Head Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that Sharpe would return for his 13th season in Denver. "He brings a wealth of experience on top of his Hall of Fame talent," General Manager Ted Sundquist said. "That's going to help our young players continue to develop, and will mix very well with the veteran talent that we brought in this year through free agency."

Elway Through the Years: 1983 - DenverBroncos.com - James Merilatt
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - Typically, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact day in which a professional sports franchise was transformed; the moment they went from being an afterthought on the national landscape to a topic of water cooler conversations from coast to coast. But the Denver Broncos are the rare exception. Their red-letter day was May 2, 1983 - when John Elway came to town.

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