Mini-camp concludes with mixed results

The Denver Broncos three day mini-camp concluded on Friday with mixed results. Newcomer Champ Bailey exceeded expectations, tackle George Foster made good progress as a starter, but rookie linebacker D.J. Williams slipped back. Read the latest camp news in today's reports.

Broncos dish out reality check - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
June 12, 2004 - D.J. Williams ended his second camp with the Denver Broncos with his body and playing status both up in the air. The team's first-round draft pick out of the University of Miami with the 17th overall selection, Williams showed off his considerable athleticism Friday near the end of the final day of official on-field workouts until summer training camp.

Broncos pleased with progress of OT Foster - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
June 12, 2004 - How good is this year's offensive line? "Right now we're averaging 8 yards a carry in minicamp," Mike Shanahan said with tongue firmly in cheek. All right, so maybe it's a little early to dissect Denver's OL. But after the Broncos' team camp, which concluded on Friday, the upside of the starting unit is as big as George Foster's backside.

Broncos Offensive Line Regroups After Portis Trade -
June 12, 2004 - For eight of the past nine seasons, the offensive line of the Denver Broncos has produced 1,000-yard rushers. There is no reason to expect anything different despite changes in its own personnel and a new running back.

Goodbye, Europe; Hello, NFL career - York Daily Record - Frank Bodani
Saturday, June 12, 2004 - Former Penn State offensive lineman Tyler Lenda is expected to sign on with the Denver Broncos on Monday. But to get there, he had to spend the past three months in Amsterdam learning a new position with the Admirals of NFL Europe.

Defensive linemen has high expectations - Casper Star Tribune - Associated Press
Saturday, June 12, 2004 - Luther Elliss grew up admiring the Denver Broncos' Orange Crush defense in the late 1970s and 80s. Now he hopes to help the defense return to domination.

Bailey 'What We Were Hoping For' - Andrew Mason
Friday, June 11, 2004 - As Nick Ferguson roamed the secondary during the Broncos' recent offseason practices, he managed to restrain his eyes from darting to Champ Bailey, the most high-profile cornerback in the team's recent history. Bailey swatted away pass after pass, but Ferguson couldn't focus on that. If he did, he'd be in trouble.

Broncos conclude voluntary camp - The Mercury News - Frank Schwab
Fri, Jun. 11, 2004 - On Friday, the Denver Broncos concluded their voluntary (wink, wink) team camp. Attendance for the practices was not mandatory (cough, cough). Or so the rules say. Officially, the players don't have to show up to the team camp, but it's an anomaly when one player isn't present without an excuse to the team.

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