Bailey, Lynch begin Pro Bowl workouts

Denver Broncos players Champ Bailey and John Lynch are in Hawaii to begin workouts for the upcoming Pro Bowl. Bailey is enjoying his switch to the AFC team and Lynch is healing from his thumb surgery. Read about it in today's news reports.

Bailey honored to switch sides - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - Champ Bailey stepped onto the practice field Tuesday for the AFC Pro Bowl team workout and was greeted by faces he is accustomed to seeing on the other sideline every February. "Welcome, Champ," Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson yelled. Like fellow defensive back John Lynch, Bailey had spent his career in the NFC before coming to Denver last offseason. Both will represent the Broncos in the Pro Bowl on Sunday at Aloha Stadium.

Lynch's thumb "ready" - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - Just to make sure, John Lynch had his left thumb checked one final time Tuesday before hitting the field for the first time since surgery. "It's all ready to go," the Broncos safety said before practice for Sunday's Pro Bowl. "The Broncos' medical staff did a great job with it and it shouldn't bother me during the game. There should be no problems." It has been nearly three weeks since Lynch had surgery, in which five pins were inserted into his thumb. He will play Sunday for the AFC with a cast over his thumb and much of his hand and is expected to be healed well before the Broncos start training camp in July.

Sundquist may learn soon about Seattle job - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
February 9, 2005 - Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist is hoping the third time is indeed the charm. Sundquist has formally met with executives from the Seattle Seahawks three times in the past week - the most recent time with team owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., aboard Allen's yacht - about the team's president of football operations opening. "Now we'll just see how it goes," he said Tuesday. "I enjoyed the discussions and thought it went very well." The Seahawks are expected to make their choice before the week is out. Tuesday, February 8, 2005

2005 Free Agency Primer: QB, RB, FB - - James Merilatt
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 - The new NFL season doesn't kick off with the draft, the start of training camp, the first preseason game or opening weekend. It begins on March 2 -- the first day of the 2005 free agent signing period. Starting that Wednesday, teams around the league can begin making offers to unrestricted free agents, adding pieces to their championship puzzle. As that all-important date approaches, we'll provide a position-by-position preview of the notable players that will be available to the highest bidder. Today, we begin with a look at the players lined up in the offensive backfield -- quarterbacks, running backs and fullbacks.

Broncos in Free Agency: QB, RB, FB - DenverBroncos.coms - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 - The current free-agency structure enters its 13th year this season. Here's a look back at the Broncos' past unrestricted and restricted free-agent signings in the offensive backfield and how each fared.

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