"New" Veterans Stand Out

During the second day of the Denver Broncos mini-camp, many of the newly acquired veterans showed why the Broncos brought them on board. Meanwhile, one of the Broncos' "Old" veterans may be on the verge of retirement. Read the latest from mini-camp in today's reports.

Broncos snag "golden oldies" for line - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 09, 2004 - The following question was posed to new Broncos defensive end Raylee Johnson: What can a 12-year veteran in a 33-year-old body possibly bring to an NFL team? The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Johnson easily could have taken offense and sacked the questioner, just like he has sacked NFL quarterbacks 46 times over the course of his career.

With Gibbs gone, focus on Dennison - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 09, 2004 - It was strangely quiet Friday during the Broncos' first day of minicamp. On a beautiful spring day, it seemed downright peaceful on the green, green grass at Dove Valley. There was not the usual amount of cursing and caterwauling.

Denver has Lynch-pin for its season - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Sunday, May 09, 2004 - The cure for what ails Broncomania is John Lynch. In an era when athletes want all the money and none of the responsibility, Lynch volunteers to be a role model. At a Denver stadium that still does not quite feel like home three years after its grand opening, Lynch will make fans who wear his No. 47 feel like a hero.

Beuerlein's release on horizon - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 09, 2004 - The Broncos don't know who their backup quarterback will be this season, but it almost certainly won't be Steve Beuerlein. Coach Mike Shanahan said after Saturday's minicamp practice that the Broncos will release the 39-year-old Beuerlein on Monday. There has been speculation that Beuerlein would retire after fracturing the pinky finger on his throwing hand Oct. 19 in Denver's loss at Minnesota.

Broncos have holes to fill at receiver - Daily Camera - Kyle Ringo
May 9, 2004 - The annual search for a third wide receiver has started again at Denver Broncos headquarters. The faces are different this spring, but the goal is the same — diversify the passing game.

Sykes chases starting LB spot - Daily Camera - Kyle Ringo
May 9, 2004 - Former University of Colorado linebacker Jashon Sykes is working with the first team defense in the Denver Broncos minicamp and has an opportunity to earn a starting position. Denver defensive coordinator Larry Coyer raved about Sykes on the second day of camp Saturday. The third and final day of work gets underway this morning.

No First-Day Jitters for Lynch, Bailey - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Saturday, May 8, 2004 - For John Lynch, the move from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room to that of the Denver Broncos didn't sink in when he glanced at his white-and-blue practice jersey, nor when he glanced at the streamlined horse-head logo on the sides of his new helmet. It was when he glanced at his feet.

Beuerlein to Be Released - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Saturday, May 8, 2004 - Friday, the Broncos issued No. 11 to Mike Quinn even though 17-year veteran Steve Beuerlein was still on the roster -- though he was not present in person. Saturday, observers learned why. Following the second day of mini-camp practice, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that the team intends to release Beuerlein this coming Monday. But it doesn't necessarily mean that his Denver career is over.

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