Friday, March 11, 2005 - The Denver Broncos signed two punters/kickers and released a third, the team announced Friday. Jeff Crowell and Tyler Fredrickson were signed to undisclosed deals while punter/kicker Mark Mariscal was waived, coach Mike Shanahan said in a statement.
Broncos match offer to Putzier - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, March 11, 2005 -The Broncos on Thursday matched the New York Jets' offer sheet for Jeb Putzier, retaining the tight end's services. The Jets tried to sign Putzier as a free agent, but the Broncos matched a five-year, $12.5 million offer.
Putzier determined to get better - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
and Lee Raizer
Friday, March 11, 2005 - Now that Jeb Putzier officially is getting paid like one of the top tight ends in the NFL, he will continue his quest to transform himself into one of them for the Denver Broncos. Putzier already has made strides in that direction after finishing first at his position in the AFC with 15.9 yards a catch on 36 receptions in 2004.
Spragan leaves Broncos for Dolphins - The Daily Camera
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - Linebacker Donnie Spragan signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, his agent said. The 28-year-old Spragan played strongside linebacker for the Denver Broncos last season. A three-year NFL veteran, he made a career-high 67 tackles in 14 starts last season.
Spragan latest to depart defense - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - With the Broncos saying goodbye to another starter from last season's defense, they are on the verge of retaining some much-needed veteran depth on their depleted defensive line. Linebacker Donnie Spragan signed a two-year contract with Miami on Wednesday worth $1.9 million. Spragan, the Broncos' starting strongside linebacker in 2004, joins defensive end Reggie Hayward (Jacksonville) and safety Kenoy Kennedy (Detroit) as starters who bolted in free agency.
Shop for Williams in buyer's market - Denver Post - Mark Kizla
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - The Broncos are too broke to have fun. Jeff Garcia? His tired, 35-year-old blood is all the infusion of talent that Denver can afford to pursue in NFL free agency?We built the Broncos a new stadium on the pipe dream it would ensure the team's sustained dominance. Since Invesco Field opened in 2001, Denver has not won a playoff game.We were suckers in orange-tinted glasses.
Scalping tickets news to Broncos - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - Players and coaches selling Super Bowl tickets for a profit appears to be a common practice in the NFL community. However, news that an NFL head coach might be at the center of a Super Bowl ticket-scalping ring was met by surprise from current and former Broncos players."I never heard of a ring or anything, usually guys just sold them on their own," Denver defensive lineman Luther Elliss said. "That is a strange one."
Injury Update: Dorsett Davis - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - When the Broncos lost defensive end Reggie Hayward to free agency and permitted defensive lineman Trevor Pryce to seek out options, questions arose in regards to the future composition of Denver's defensive front.Last week's trade for Gerard Warren could help provide a long-term answer; he's been a starter his entire career, possesses a first-round draft pedigree and was the Cleveland Browns' most effective and consistent interior pass rusher of recent years.
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