Plummer contract almost done

The Denver Broncos are almost done renegotiating quarterback Jake Plummer's contract in a manner which will give the team some additional salary cap room. Read about Plummer and more on the proposed Trevor Pryce trade in today's news reports.

Plummer pact near, Broncos say - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 16, 2005 - Mike Shanahan, Pat Bowlen and the rest of the Denver Broncos brain trust months ago verbally committed to keeping Jake Plummer around for the long term. The Broncos are on the verge of putting their money where their mouths are, closing in on a restructured contract for the franchise's starting quarterback the past two seasons.

Timing is right to Pryce shop - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Hey, buddy. Wanna buy a high-mileage defensive lineman with all-star shine, a dinged chassis and a hefty $9 million sticker price? The Broncos have tired of Trevor Pryce and are looking to unload him. Has an NFL pass-rusher ever been auctioned on eBay? Bidding starts at a third-round draft choice. Upset by a December loss to San Diego and a back injury taking its own sweet time to heal, Pryce trudged through a maze of discarded shoulder pads and sweaty bodies in an unhappy visitors locker room. He moved toward me, looking to take out some frustration. My heart skipped the same beat as all those offensive tackles for whom Pryce has been too much to handle.

Trading Pryce would be a gamble - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - What Broncos player figures to benefit most from a Trevor Pryce trade? That would be Reggie Hayward. Talk about bargaining leverage. The Broncos, having lost Bertrand Berry to free agency last year, can't afford to lose Pryce and Hayward this time around. With much of Pryce's $9.166 million cap figure off their books, they could match the offer if a team throws big money - say, $6 million-$7 million up front - Hayward's way. And make no doubt, it could happen. While most teams have adopted fiscal responsibility on the free-agent front, they'll still overpay for pass rushers.

Injury Update: Nate Jackson - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 2004 was a year of progress for Nate Jackson. It was also a year of pain. In less than a year's time, the introspective, sure-handed wide receiver ventured from practice-squad player to active-roster contributor, while making a stop with the Rhein Fire as one of the Broncos' 2004 allocations to the NFL Europe League. He also spent weeks in injury rehabilitation in Birmingham, Ala., recovering from a knee injury his first NFL Europe game. The knee injury followed a broken pinkie, both of which preceeded a left ankle fracture that ended his first full season on the Broncos' active roster after 12 games.

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