New faces abound at mini-camp

Athough the numbers were familiar, even the coaches were having problems adjusting to all the new faces wearing them at the Denver Broncos mini-camp. Read the latest from camp in today's reports.

Looks deceive at mini-camp - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
May 8, 2004 - Mike Anderson surveyed the field Friday before the Denver Broncos' first mini-camp practice and began scanning the group of running backs, seeking some hint of familiarity. At last, a recognizable mug appeared, sort of.

Carswell eager to tackle new position - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
May 8, 2004 - Jarious Jackson isn't the only Denver Broncos player making a position switch. While Jackson moves from quarterback to safety, tight end Dwayne Cars- well is attempting to make the transition to offensive tackle.

Small identity crisis arises - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
May 8, 2004 - The first day of mini-camp is bound to produce a few mistakes, and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer admitted he was as guilty as anyone. That was especially true watching first-round pick D.J. Williams sprint sideline to sideline in uniform No. 52.

Broncos switch Carswell from tight end to tackle - Daily Camera - Kyle Ringo
May 8, 2004 - Denver Bronco veteran Dwayne Carswell might have done his final interview of 2004 on the first day of the team's first minicamp Friday. Carswell has played tight end in the NFL for 11 seasons, but he begins preparation for his 12th season trying to make the switch to tackle, where the team has little depth.

Bailey set for glare of spotlight - Daily Camera - Kyle Ringo
May 8, 2004 - Champ Bailey got his hands on the football during his first day on the field as a Denver Bronco on Friday. But not as a wide receiver. The highest-paid cornerback in NFL history is concentrating on learning terminology and getting used to his new teammates on the defensive side of the ball, where he is more accustomed to playing. He broke up a few passes in the process.

Broncos unveil star-studded defense at first camp - Mercury News - Ben Kieckhefer
Fri, May. 07, 2004 - After getting blown out of the playoffs by Indianapolis, the Denver Broncos opened their first mini-camp of the season Friday featuring a revamped secondary and a highly touted rookie linebacker taking repetitions with the first team. After trading Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis for Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, Denver also signed free agent safety John Lynch, a five-time Pro Bowler himself. The team is counting on both to shore up one of the team's weak spots last year.

Nate Jackson's NFL Europe Journal -- Flying Colors - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, May 7, 2004 - After much poking and prodding, much bending and twisting, much pushing and pulling, much ado about nothing, I passed my test. Flying colors, if colors could indeed fly. I guess they do, actually, in various forms. One of which would be the grey metallic bird that flew me back over the ocean to Düsseldorf. Good-bye germ den, hello Germany.

Mini-Camp Day 1: Broncos on the Run - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, May 7, 2004 - When the Broncos went into 11-on-11 drills at their first mini-camp practice Friday, Quentin Griffin was the first running back up, and he deftly scooted left outside a block from Reuben Droughns and sprinted into the open field for a long gain.

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