Broncos return to training camp

The Denver Broncos return to the practice field today to begin work on problems that surfaced during Monday Night's 20-17 loss to the Washington Redskins. In other news, former Oakland wide receiver Tim Brown will sign with Tampa Bay.

Adam Schefter finds a new home - Broncos Update - Schon
Aug 11, 2004 - Longtime Denver Post Columnist Adam Schefter will resign his position with the newspaper to accept a full-time position with the NFL Network.

Lepsis needs time to right the left side - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - Matt Lepsis' growing pains were plain to see. There they were, in living color, on national television during the Broncos' Hall of Fame preseason game Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Lepsis struggled in a variety of ways. He had two holding penalties, one that wiped out Quentin Griffin's 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, forcing the Broncos to settle for a field goal. But Lepsis also struggled with his pass blocking - even against Washington third-string defensive end Greg White, who frequently collapsed the pocket.

Sykes' knee not too bad - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - As anticipated, the news about Jashon Sykes' left knee wasn't too bad. An MRI on Tuesday morning revealed Sykes shas a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament. The starting strongside linebacker won't need surgery. Sykes didn't know that for certain late Monday night as he stood in the locker room at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, and put on a brave face.

Broncos see better way - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 11, 2004 - When the NFL's scheduling wizards dropped the Denver Broncos into the Hall of Fame Game, some looked at playing a fifth preseason contest like it was a summer ball and chain. But thanks to the 20/20 clarity of hindsight Tuesday, only hours after a bumpy 20-17 loss to the Washington Redskins, having four preseason games left on the docket didn't look so bad to the Broncos after all.

Broncos camp report, August 11 - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold,
August 11, 2004 - The Broncos will practice once today at their Dove Valley complex. The workout will start at 2:45 p.m. and the gates will open at 2. The Broncos did not practice Tuesday, but players were required to come into the facility for a workout. Players with injuries were required to get any needed treatment from the team's medical staff.

Are five preseason games too many? - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 11, 2004 - NFL training camps opened nearly two weeks before college football teams began preparing for the 2004 season. Yet the Colorado Buffaloes will play two meaningful games before the Denver Broncos open the regular season. After Monday night's 20-17 loss to Washington in the Hall of Fame Game — during which starting linebacker Jashon Sykes sustained a knee injury — Mike Shanahan's team still has four more exhibition games to play. Is all this really necessary?

Sykes likely out 2 weeks - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 11, 2004 - Jashon Sykes limped out of Broncos headquarters on Tuesday and said the team doctors still believe he has a second-degree sprain of his left medial collateral ligament. A magnetic resonance imaging test will be taken once the swelling goes down and an official diagnosis should be available today. But the former Colorado standout expects to miss two weeks.

Brown reunited with Gruden in Tampa Bay - Daily Camera
August 11, 2004 - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Tim Brown calls his reunion with Jon Gruden a no-brainer. The former Oakland star joined forces with the ex-Raiders coach on Tuesday, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a move the 38-year-old receiver thinks will rekindle a Hall of Fame career.

The Familiar Newcomer - - Patrick Smyth
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - When Raylee Johnson walked into the Broncos' locker room for the first time this off season, he saw many familiar faces. The defensive end, a free-agent acquisition from the San Diego Chargers, didn't need much of an introduction to his new teammates. He knew them quite well after playing against the Broncos twice a year for the last 11 seasons as an AFC West rival.

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