Broncos News Briefs - Wednesday, Mar. 16

Former Cleveland Browns defensive end Courtney Brown visited the Broncos on Tuesday. Read more about Brown and other free agents in today's news reports.

DE Brown to visit with 'Skins today - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - After spending Tuesday with the Broncos, free-agent defensive end Courtney Brown is scheduled to visit the Washington Redskins today. The Redskins are interested in Brown, so much so that head coach Joe Gibbs and defensive line coach Greg Blache flew to Cleveland on Monday, just hours after Brown was released by the team. Brown, the first overall draft choice in the 2000 draft, was cut by Cleveland in a salary-cap move. He was due a $2.5 million roster bonus Tuesday from the Browns before being cut.

Williams latest DT in town - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - Apparently, Tony Williams doesn't hold a grudge for long. Williams - the player whose 2004 season was ended by a diving cut block by Broncos right tackle George Foster during a Monday night game in October in Cincinnati - visited the Broncos' complex Monday. Williams, an unrestricted free-agent defensive tackle, is the latest defensive lineman to be courted by Denver. Cleveland defensive end Courtney Brown, the first overall player selected in the 2000 draft, is scheduled to visit the team's Dove Valley headquarters today. Cleveland cut Brown on Monday, one day before he was due a $2.5 million roster bonus.

Full market leaves Droughns in limbo - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, March 14, 2005 - Despite a glut of running backs in the NFL marketplace, the Broncos' Reuben Droughns is not giving up his quest to be a starting tailback. "In my heart, I still want to be a No. 1 running back," Droughns said Saturday from Florida, where he has begun offseason training. The Broncos have given Droughns and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade. However, there are a number of quality backs being shopped, including Indianapolis' Edgerrin James, Seattle's Shaun Alexander, Buffalo's Travis Henry and Chicago's Anthony Thomas.

What can Brown do for Broncos? - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Jeff Legwold
March 16, 2005 - Courtney Brown is on a fact-finding mission. His first stop: Denver, where the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NFL draft will learn more about the defensive line situation of the Broncos during a meeting today with team officials at Dove Valley. "Right now, I'm just trying to gather my thoughts and as much information as I can and, hopefully, in the next week or so make a decision and take it from there," Brown, 27, said Tuesday. That Brown's first foray into free agency since his release by the Cleveland Browns on Monday comes at Denver merely is coincidence. He chalked it up to scheduling by his agent, Marvin Demoff.

Broncos turn to Frerotte - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
March 14, 2005 - Having tried and failed to make Jeff Garcia their backup quarterback, the Denver Broncos will take another swing at a familiar face for the job. Former Broncos quarterback Gus Frerotte is scheduled to visit the team's Dove Valley complex today. It will not be a long trip for the 33-year- old, who maintains an off-season home in the Denver area. Frerotte spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and is an unrestricted free agent. He attempted only one pass last season.

Carlisle bolts Broncos, signs with Baltimore - Daily Camera
March 16, 2005 - Offensive lineman Cooper Carlisle on Tuesday became the latest Denver Bronco to jump ship for greener pastures in free agency when he signed with Baltimore. Carlisle, who played in all 16 games and started five for Denver last season, agreed to a two-year contract worth $2 million that includes a $500,000 signing bonus. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound blocker should be the primary backup to right tackle Orlando Brown and guards Edwin Mulitalo and Keydrick Vincent.

2005 Draft Preview: Quarterbacks - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - Like Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, Andrew Walter played at Arizona State. Like Plummer, Walter wore No. 16 for the Sun Devils. Like Plummer, Walter broke scores of ASU passing records -- though the fact that he passed through Tempe eight years after Plummer meant that many of the standards he surpassed were set by the Snake himself. But there was no jealousy or envy on Plummer's part. Just a helping hand that he extended last fall, when he went back to the ASU campus for a ceremony to honor the late Pat Tillman.

A Scout's Life: Dan Rambo - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Monday, March 14, 2005 - Dan Rambo, the Broncos' Ottawa-based scout who canvasses the Northeast, spends 150 days per year on the road assessing and evaluating talent. Sounds like a lot of time away from the family, right? Perhaps, if you view the proverbial glass as half-empty. Rambo, a full-time scout for the Broncos since 1998, refuses to view it that way.

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