Broncos dig for Gold

The Denver Broncos may sign their former linebacker, free agent Ian Gold. Read about Gold in today's news reports.

Former Bronco Gold may return - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Thursday, March 03, 2005 - Gold played well for Tampa Bay in 2004.After spending one season with Tampa Bay, linebacker Ian Gold may be coming back to the Broncos. Hours after being released by the Buccaneers, Gold began negotiating a return to Denver, according to several NFL sources. While the Broncos were working to bring in new players, others were working on heading out. Defensive end Reggie Hayward agreed to a deal with Jacksonville for five years and $25 million, including $10 million in guaranteed money. Broncos see Gold as silver lining? - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer And Jeff Legwold
March 3, 2005 There was no immediate charge into free agency for the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, but they are working on a rusher to replace their 2004 sacks leader. Chike Okeafor, arguably the top defensive end still available, will visit the team today. The Broncos also have all but finished an agreement with linebacker Ian Gold, a standout with the Broncos from 2000 to 2003 on special teams and defense before leaving in free agency last off-season.

Jaguars Sign Hayward -
March 03, 2005 - The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Reggie Hayward to a contract today. The fifth-year veteran had spent the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Hayward and Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at ALLTEL Stadium. Hayward, 25, played in all 16 games starting 15 last season including a start in the AFC Wild-card game against Indianapolis. He led the Broncos with 10.5 sacks and finished with 60 tackles (45 solo), one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the regular season and registered two tackles and one sack in the postseason.

Lions interested in Broncos safety - The Detroit News - Mike O'Hara
Thursday, March 3, 2005 - The Lions won't take their eyes off the quarterbacks, but they could take a safety-first approach in signing free agents. They are arranging a visit with Kenoy Kennedy, a four-year starter at strong safety for the Denver Broncos. He could be in Detroit as early as Monday. Kennedy is rated by some the top safety available in the 2005 free-agent class. He is regarded as a sure tackler, strong run defender and adequate on pass defense. "I know we have discussed him," Lions coach Steve Mariucci said Wednesday. "He's a candidate to visit. Nothing has been shored up or firmed up on a visit. There is a possibility he will be visiting us, along with some other teams." Upgrading the safety position, through free agency or the draft, is one of the Lions' priorities. They need to inject youth and athleticism into the position.

An Original Bronco - - Mike Sarro
Thursday, March 3, 2005 - A lot has happened since 1960. In that year, Denver saw the birth of its newest professional sports team when the Broncos began play. Since then the team has grown to become a major part of Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Forty-five seasons of Broncos football have seen over 900 players pull a Broncos jersey over their heads for a game. The team has played 676 regular-season games and 30 playoff games. It has made 639 draft selections, honored 19 Ring of Famers and won two Super Bowls. Ronnie Bill has witnessed all of this. Though not the first name that springs to mind when most people think of the Broncos, Ronnie Bill concluded his 45th year of service as an employee of the Denver Broncos Football Club. That's every single season of the team's existence.

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