Sharpe may opt for TV gig

It was less than a month ago that tight end Shannon Sharpe told the Denver Broncos he would return for another season. With the departure of Deion Sanders from CBS' "NFL Today" show, Sharpe may be in line for the TV studio instead of the playing field.

Sharpe mulls move to CBS - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, May 14, 2004 - Instead of Jake Plummer, Rod Smith and Al Wilson, Shannon Sharpe's teammates this season could be Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Jim Nantz. CBS is wooing the Broncos' tight end to replace Deion Sanders as an analyst on "The NFL Today" show.

Broadcast news may have Sharpe effect - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
May 14, 2004 - Just a month ago, Shannon Sharpe announced his decision to play another season for the Denver Broncos. But he might want to reconsider after hearing the news his dream TV job - one that would pay more than his 2004 NFL salary - now is available. CBS officials confirmed Thursday the network is dropping Deion Sanders from its NFL Today pregame show because of the former player's hefty contract demands.

Nate Jackson's NFL Europe Journal -- The First Game Back -
Friday, May 14, 2004 - The fresh air of a foreign land has refilled my lungs and sparked my curiosity again for why and how things are the way they are. It's been a week back on German soil. A week to humble myself again. A week to realize how much I have to learn. And a week to dive headlong back into my craft, retraining my body to respond precisely to my mind's whimsical commands on the football field.

Chamberlain Rejoins Broncos - - Andrew Mason
Friday, May 14, 2004 - When the Broncos added tight end Byron Chamberlain to the roster, re-signing him after three years away with the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, they did so merely to bolster the team's depth at the position. The decision to re-acquire Chamberlain, who spent the first six years of his career with Denver, was not the result of any potential change in Shannon Sharpe's status.

Under Construction: Multi-Million Dollar Project to Change Face of Dove Valley - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, May 13, 2004 - An ordinary offseason at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre sees the arrival of new players via free agency and the draft, and the return of familiar faces, all together to get ready for the upcoming season -- in short, the construction of a team. This year, that process is accentuated by the sights and sounds of a more traditional construction job. As the players go through the paces of offseason camps, workouts and conditioning, they are joined by the presence of cranes, concrete mixers, forklifts and hard hats, all part of a facility renovation and expansion costing approximately $4 million.

Elway Through the Years: 1986 - - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - After a roller-coaster season that included a number of high points (five, fourth-quarter comebacks) and one very low point (missing the playoffs despite a 11-5 record), the Denver Broncos entered their 1986 campaign as a team on a mission. They were a franchise hell bent on avoiding the disappointment of '85, proven by the way they came out of the gates. In the season opener against the Los Angeles Raiders, the Broncos treated the home crowd to a dazzling show. Not surprisingly, quarterback John Elway was on center stage.

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