Thursday, August 05, 2004 - Once the Raiders release him today, wide receiver Tim Brown could spend the final days of his illustrious career running straight into an orange sunset. The Broncos are trying to sign their longtime nemesis, and have him finish his career in the same AFC West division he has spent his first 16 NFL seasons. "If we think a player can come in and make us better, then sometimes we go after that player," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said.
Kennedy siblings maintain rivalry - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, August 05, 2004 - Not long ago, on their father's horse farm outside Terrell, Texas, three brothers held an impromptu race down a country road. On one horse sat Kenoy Kennedy, the Broncos' starting free safety. On another sat his younger brother, Rodrick. On a third sat the youngest younger brother, Brandon, an undrafted free-agent defensive tackle from North Texas who is trying to make the Broncos' roster.
Herndon takes on key role - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, August 05, 2004 - From the moment training camp kicked off, Broncos cornerback Kelly Herndon viewed himself as a starter, even if he was lining up with the second-team defense. Now that cornerback Lenny Walls will miss most, if not all, of the preseason after arthroscopic foot surgery, Herndon has solidified his role as a starter for this summer and possibly beyond.
Dove Valley Days - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
August 05, 2004 - For the fourth time in a week, bad weather altered the Broncos' practice plans. Rain, hail and lightning in the afternoon forced the Broncos to bus over to the Family Fun Center to practice in the bubble. Hail pounding the bubble made it sound like a road game in Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium. In the afternoon practice, fourth-string quarterback Mike Quinn and fifth-stringer Bradlee Van Pelt saw significant action during team drills. Before Wednesday, the two quarterbacks have had few chances to showcase their skills.
Humbled and hungry - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 5, 2004 - They are 11 of a kind. They are a mishmash of battlers, dream chasers and don't-take-no players who know both what it is to be in the NFL and what it is to have been sent on their way. "You just look at that phone, waiting for it to ring," Denver Broncos defensive tackle Darius Holland said. "You just look at it and look at it, hoping. And then there was a point for me when I was just stuck on stupid, I didn't know what to do.
News of Raiders releasing Brown intrigues Broncos - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 5, 2004 - Veteran receiver Tim Brown will need a job this morning and whether the Denver Broncos have one waiting for the former longtime member of the Oakland Raiders rests on his expectations. The Broncos are interested in Brown, who is third all time in the NFL in receptions (1,070) and second in receiving yards (14,734), but with some caveats in mind. The first being where Brown believes he fits in an offense these days.
Middlebrooks ready for his time to come - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 5, 2004 - Someone has to be Champ Bailey's backup, and not surprisingly, it's Willie Middlebrooks. Just when the 2001 first-round draft pick thought he might get significant playing time at cornerback, the Denver Broncos acquired Bailey, one of the best players at the position, in the off-season. As a result, Middlebrooks has been relegated to a place he has known well in three seasons - the background. It might appear the black cloud that seemingly has hung over Middlebrooks for most of his injury- filled Broncos career has returned. But for the most part, Middlebrooks has been unflinchingly positive. He's also proving resilient.
Broncos camp report, August 5 - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 5, 2004 - Wednesday was a tale of two weather reports for the Broncos. After a morning workout beneath blue skies, the afternoon workout again was interrupted by storms, including hail. Just before warm-ups for the afternoon practice, lightning was in the area, so the team piled on buses and went to a nearby indoor facility. They spent about an hour inside as the sky opened. After the storm, the team again got on the buses and returned to Dove Valley to finish the practice.
Elway nervous as ceremony nears - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 5, 2004 - A week ago John Elway attended a cheesy press conference to promote a flag football game at Invesco Field that will be a celebration of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A couple of casual questions about Canton led to a crack in No. 7's voice.
DB Bailey wants to also play WR - Daily Camera - Kyle Ringo
August 5, 2004 - When Champ Bailey is the only one controlling Champ Bailey on the football field, he is both a cornerback and a wide receiver. This only happens when Bailey is sitting on his couch at home playing football video games on PlayStation and Xbox. But he'd like it to happen a little more in reality. Bailey has talked about the possibility of playing both ways since joining the Denver Broncos in the biggest off-season trade in the National Football League. Coaches have encouraged such talk by admitting it's a possibility.
Training Camp Day 7: A Nasty Collision - DenverBroncos.com - James Merilatt
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Until Wednesday morning, every crunching hit the Broncos placed and absorbed during their full-pads practices the past five days didn't leave any residual damage; the impacted players always arose, none the worse for the wear. But that changed in the early practice, when offensive tackle Cornell Green and linebacker Patrick Chukwurah fell to the turf after colliding while battling for position in team drills near the end of practice.
Bradon Miree's Rookie Camp Journal: Week 2 - DenverBroncos.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Practice is going good, but things are getting tougher. Some of the plays are starting to run together in my head. All and all, though, it's working out okay. I just have to cut down on the mistakes. I'll just keep working hard, and I know it will work out for me. It's been very important to have guys like him to help me out. And the running backs have done a good job of sticking together. Reuben Droughns, Kyle Johnson, Ahmad Galloway, Mike Anderson- they're all getting together, and I know I can come to them and talk to them about anything as far as the offense as concerned.
Elway Through the Years: 1998 - DenverBroncos.com - James Merilatt
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - During his illustrious 16-year NFL career, John Elway entered a new season with many labels attached to his name. In 1983, he was the first pick in the draft, the golden boy from California and the marked man that had shunned the Baltimore Colts. Four years later, he was a rising star; a quarterback fresh off leading his team on the most improbable drive in NFL history. The next season, he was the league's most dangerous player – with an MVP award in his trophy case to prove it. And for the next 10 years, he was the world's most tortured football player; an amazingly talented athlete that could get his team to the brink of a championship, but couldn't quite deliver in the big game. But in 1998, he had a new moniker – defending Super Bowl champion. Suddenly, the weight of the world was off his shoulders.
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