Chamberlain, Weaver among those cut

In a surprising move, the Denver Broncos cut veteran tight ends Byron Chamberlain and Jed Weaver from the roster Sunday. Denver also waived all three of the defensive linemen remaining from last year's draft class -- ends Clint Mitchell and Bryant McNeal and tackle Nick Eason.

Sunday, September 5, 2004 - The Denver Broncos Sunday waived 20 players and placed one other on injured reserve, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. The Broncos waived the following players:

LB Cornelius Anthony
LB Charles Burton
TE Byron Chamberlain
G Tyson Clabo
WR Romar Crenshaw
DT Nick Eason
P Hayden Epstein
RB Ahmaad Galloway
DE Randy Garner
LB Louis Green
DE Bryant McNeal
DE Clint Mitchell
DT Thomas Pittman
LB Johnny Rutledge
RB Cecil Sapp
C/G Josh Sewell
G Shannon Snell
QB Bradlee Van Pelt
G/C Chris Watton
TE Jed Weaver

Roster Trimmed at Deadline - - Andrew Mason
Sunday, September 5, 2004 - A quarterback, two tight ends, three rookie offensive linemen and four 2003 draft picks were among the names pared from the Broncos' roster as the team officially released 20 players and placed another on injured reserve in advance of the league's roster deadline Sunday. Denver sent third-round pick Jeremy LeSueur to injured reserve due to a hernia, ending the rookie cornerback's season before it began. LeSueur joins seventh-round pick Brandon Miree and undrafted free agent B.J. Johnson as rookies on the team's injured-reserve list, which now stands at five heading into the regular season.

Cuts target tight ends - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Sunday, September 05, 2004 - Two players signed to be key members of the Broncos' group of post- Shannon Sharpe tight ends were informed Saturday they will be released today. Headlining the Broncos' final cuts will be the release of veteran tight ends Byron Chamberlain, who was a first-teamer much of training camp, and Jed Weaver. While none of the cuts are official and the Broncos can change course before the 2 p.m. deadline today, both players said they have been told they will be released.

Making the cut - Denver Posts - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, September 05, 2004 - The Broncos got the day off Friday. No running, lifting or team meetings. The timing was perfect. It was a sweet September day, with crystal-blue skies, warm temperatures and tee times beckoning. Not that wide receiver Nate Jackson noticed. He spent the day a captive of his cellphone, waiting for a call he hoped would never come.

Veteran tight ends get pink slip - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 5, 2004 - If Shannon Sharpe, who was at the Broncos' exhibition finale on Thursday and spotted at team headquarters this weekend, wanted to he could roll off the couch and be the starting tight end six days from now when Denver opens the regular season against Kansas City. But the future Hall of Famer insists he enjoyed a pain-free preseason and will only be suiting up for CBS this season.

Thorburn: It'll be season on brink for Broncos - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 5, 2004 - You've got hate mail! In March I received some of it from readers suffering from Broncomania, or just mania, upset with my take on the Clinton Portis trade. They didn't understand why I wasn't writing positive things about Mike Shanahan and his master stroke/mind. \The thing is, I never said sending Mr. Portis to Washington for Champ Bailey was a bad deal.

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