Broncos News Briefs - Thursday, Jan. 20

Denver Broncos tight ends coach Brian Pariani has been contacted about a coaching position with Syracuse University. Former Broncos defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is the new coach there.

Pariani mulling Syracuse offer - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Thursday, January 20, 2005 - Former Broncos defensive coordinator Greg Robinson's first major hire as a head coach may be an old Denver colleague. According to two sources close to Brian Pariani, the Broncos tight ends coach is considering an offer to become offensive coordinator at Syracuse and may be close to accepting the job. Pariani spent the past few days visiting the campus. His decision is expected soon. Robinson also has talked to Kansas City quarterbacks coach Jason Verduzco about the job. Pariani has been the Broncos' tight ends coach since 1995.

2005 Early-Entry Draft Candidates -
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - The National Football League announced the names of 49 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2005 NFL Draft on April 23-24. Each of the 49 players has met the league's three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 15. This year's list includes such standouts as Miami (Fla.) running back Frank Gore, former Southern California wide receiver Mike Williams and Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who directed the Utes to an undefeated season last fall.

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