Broncos Update - Monday, June 28

Read the latest about the Denver Broncos with notes, quotes, anecdotes and the latest personnel news in today's edition of Broncos Update Inside Slant.

The Broncos invested big bucks to acquire shutdown cornerback Champ Bailey, and he's turned plenty of heads in the team's first two minicamps with breakups and interceptions.

But he admits he's wondering how NFL's new rules will affect him and other cornerbacks this season. The league has said it will emphasize the no-contact rule beyond five yards in an attempt to increase scoring.

"I noticed a couple of times down the field guys are touching and touching. You can't do that," Bailey said. "We'll see how it goes. I know they're going to enforce it a lot in preseason, but maybe it won't be as bad as they claim. That's what I'm praying for."

Asked if it will expose some cornerbacks, Bailey said yes.

"They just want to put points on the board. Maybe they'll get it, but I don't think so. Not my way," he said.

NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES

--A survey by The Sports Xchange of 22 NFL Personnel Directors rated Broncos Trevor Pryce as the fifth-best defensive end in the league. Al Wilson is rated as the fourth-best inside linebacker.

QUOTE TO NOTE "I just thought that the fans really want to celebrate with John. They want to celebrate, but a lot of them can't get to Canton (Ohio) for the (Hall of Fame) ceremony. I think this game gives them a chance." -- Promoter Marty Garafalo on a flag-football game of fame at Invesco field on Aug. 20.

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers): OT Blake Brockermeyer; S Ryan McNeil.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: FB Reuben Droughns; OG Ben Hamilton; TE Patrick Hape; DE Reggie Hayward; CB Kelly Herndon; TE/LS Mike Leach; LB Johnny Rutledge; CB Jimmy Spencer; LB Donnie Spragan; LB Jashon Sykes; CB Scott Turner; LB Al Wilson; S Chris Young.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: CB Champ Bailey; TE Byron Chamberlain; DE Marco Coleman; DT Luther Elliss; OT Cornell Green; RB Garrison Hearst; WR Willie Jackson; DE Raylee Johnson; S John Lynch; QB Mike Quinn; TE O.J. Santiago; CB Reggie Stephens; TE Jed Weaver.

PLAYERS LOST: DE Bert Berry; QB Steve Beuerlein; LB Keith Burns; WR Chris Cole; DT Daryl Gardener; LB Ian Gold; OG Steve Herndon; WR Ed McCaffrey; CB Deltha O'Neal; RB Clinton Portis; OT Ephraim Salaam; TE Shannon Sharpe.

DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED: WR Triandos Luke.

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