Kennedy to Lions

Free agent safety Kenoy Kennedy has signed with the Detroit Lions. Kennedy, a four-year starter for the Denver Broncos, signed a five-year, $14.4 million contract with the Lions that included $4.4 million in guaranteed money.

Sharpe grabs another catch - Denver Post - Irv Moss
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - Listening to Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and legendary quarterback John Elway, it's easy to see why Shannon Sharpe grabs awards as easily as he used to catch Elway's passes. Their comments explain why Sharpe is being inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame tonight at the 6:30 p.m. induction banquet at the Marriott City Center Hotel. Sharpe is in a class that includes Joe Belmont, Chad Hennings, Dick Katte, the late Pat Haggerty and April Heinrichs.

Safety switch jolts Broncos - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - Nick Ferguson was leaving a classroom at Georgia Tech on Monday when he found out his NFL course load will increase dramatically. Ferguson is likely to be a starter for the Broncos because of safety Kenoy Kennedy's departure. The hard-hitting Kennedy, Denver's second-round draft choice in 2000, signed a five-year, $14 million contract Monday with the Detroit Lions. The deal includes a $4.4 million signing bonus.

Sharpe's induction attracting stars - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - What does his induction into Our State's Hall of Fame mean to Shannon Sharpe? This ought to tell us all we need to know: Sharpe has bought a table for tonight's ceremony that will include most of his inner circle, including brother Sterling, best friend Ray Lewis and agent Marvin Demoff.

Garcia has backup plans - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
March 8, 2005 - With only one more stop to make on his free-agent tour before he will make a decision about where he will play in 2005, quarterback Jeff Garcia left Denver on Monday saying it would be "an awesome experience" to sign with the Broncos. But first, Garcia said, he has a trip to make to Seattle to meet with Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren in the coming days.

Lions lure away Kennedy with $14.4 million deal - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 8, 2005 - Kenoy Kennedy said last week he knew little about the Detroit Lions' situation in their defensive backfield despite his pending free-agent visit there. Monday, the safety learned one thing about them: They have enough dough to add him to the payroll. A four-year starter for the Denver Broncos, Kennedy capped a two-day trip by signing a five-year, $14.4 million contract with the Lions that included $4.4 million in guaranteed money.

Adams: Another T.D. is on the Broncos' radar - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
March 8, 2005 - A player with the initials T.D. from the University of Georgia is showing up next to the Denver Broncos in several NFL mock drafts. Safety Thomas Davis is projected by some Web sites to be the Broncos' first-round pick (25th overall) in next month's draft. Keep in mind, these projections are just that - projections. But the Broncos do have need at the position and Davis, an underclassman, is considered one of the best available in the draft.

A Scout's Life: Jim Goodman - - Andrew Mason
Monday, March 7, 2005 - As the cliché states, it's not what you know -- it's who you know. But to know people takes more than it seems. Sociability. Honesty. Networking. A keen sense of observation. And perhaps no job in professional football better rewards those skills than being a scout. Jim Goodman, the Broncos' director of college scouting, owes his advancement up the football ladder to his strengths in those areas, which helped him become one of college football's most respected recruiters before he jumped to the NFL.

Kennedy Jumps to Lions - - Andrew Mason
Monday, March 7, 2005 - Four days after losing one defensive starter via unrestricted free agency, the Broncos lost another when safety Kenoy Kennedy jumped to the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced the acquisition at a Monday night press conference. "If there's one thing I've learned in my five years in the league, it's a business," Kennedy told Detroit-area media at the press gathering. "You've got to do what you've got to do. "I didn't plan on signing this early going into (free agency)," he added.

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