Droughns wants tailback slot

Denver Broncos running back Reuben Droughns wants a trade for a simple reason - he wants to play tailback and with Tatum Bell emerging as the probable starter next season, he would probably return to fullback. Read about Droughns in today's news reports.

Droughns covets TB spot - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - Reuben Droughns hopes Broncos fans are not offended by his desire to seek a trade. In a remarkably amicable way, Droughns said his decision is nothing personal against the organization, his coaches, teammates or fans. "It's just business," Droughns said Monday. "It's just time to move on for me because I think I'll get a better opportunity elsewhere. But I have nothing against the Broncos. I love Denver; being in Denver has been the best part of my career. "But now I need to move on."

Lynch's thumb fine for Pro Bowl - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - Safety John Lynch is recovering just fine, both physically and emotionally, from a tough ending to his first season as a Bronco. Lynch suffered a broken left thumb in Denver's final regular-season game against Indianapolis, then played with a cast in the Broncos' 49-24 wild-card loss at Indianapolis the following week. Lynch underwent surgery Jan. 11 to repair his thumb.

Seeking the best fit - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
January 25, 2005 - Instant success as a regular tailback this season failed to change Reuben Droughns' team-first mentality. And it has everything to do with his request to seek a trade, which the Denver Broncos granted last week. Droughns said Monday the switch to a workhorse runner who gained 1,240 yards this season was a highly enjoyable experience he would dread giving up after toiling in relative obscurity for his previous four NFL seasons.

2004 Review: The Third Quarter - DenverBroncos.com
Monday, January 24, 2005 - When the Broncos entered November, they did so on the heels of a two-game losing streak that offered an unfortunate reminder of the previous two seasons. In both 2002 and 2003, the Broncos endured a two-game losing streak at midseason. A loss to the Houston Texans on Nov. 7 would have made it a hat trick of annual gloom. "I don't know why it is," said running back Reuben Droughns, who was a part of the team through the midseason skids of the past two years. "We always start off great, then all of a sudden, right before the half of the season, we always somehow fall apart and lose a couple of games or maybe one or two games." Said Head Coach Mike Shanahan on Nov. 1: "I'm probably not the guy to ask that question because if I knew the answer to that, we wouldn't be having a two-game losing streak.

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