Pryce close to a return

The center of attention at the opening of the Denver Broncos' off-season workouts was defensive end Trevor Pryce, who said he may be playing for the Broncos again this season after all. Denver had been trying to trade Pryce to free up some salary cap room, but a restructured contract for the former Pro Bowl player now appears to be in the works.

Pryce reports to Dove Valley - Denver Post - Bill Williamson and Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - As the majority of Broncos players converged at Dove Valley on Monday for the beginning of offseason workouts, one player who attended remains unsure of his status. As Trevor Pryce worked out, work to determine his future progressed and should be resolved in the next couple of days, his agent Peter Schaffer said. Pryce said he is confident he will remain in Denver despite the Broncos' efforts to trade him during the offseason. Schaffer has been in contact with coach Mike Shanahan about keeping Pryce in Denver, and the two sides talked again Monday afternoon. Pryce said he is open to restructuring his contract.

Ex-Browns arrive with confidence - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - Still dripping with sweat from his first offseason workout as a member of the Broncos, former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren sat in the media hot seat Monday morning. Inquiring minds wanted to know how Warren and three other former Cleveland defensive linemen - Courtney Brown, Ebenezer Ekuban and Michael Myers - will shed their collective image as underachievers and help transform Denver's defensive line into a formidable unit. "After we're holding up that Lombardi Trophy, that will answer all questions and doubts about the guys coming in, the entire team and this organization," was Warren's answer.

Pryce sees end to traveling talk - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 5, 2005 - As expected, Trevor Pryce soon could be on the move. But, after all the off-season talk about his pending departure from Denver, the four-time Pro Bowl selection might end up traveling only a few steps from his usual spot on the Broncos' defensive line - from power end to the primary pass-rushing position previously manned by the likes of Bert Berry and Reggie Hayward. "They have all these great players," Pryce said Monday in assessing his possible future on Denver's defensive front. "But I think they need that guy that can get to the quarterback." Pryce said he fully expects to fill that pass-rushing role, with free-agent pickup Courtney Brown manning the strong-side end position.

The Pryce May Be Right - Denver - James Merilatt
Monday, April 4, 2005 - The clocks may have just sprung forward, it may be opening day in baseball and the new kings of college basketball are about to be crowned. But in the Mile High City, Monday felt like the start of football season. And in a way, it was. For the first time, the 2005 Denver Broncos were on the field together, as the team began its offseason conditioning program. Jake Plummer, Al Wilson, John Lynch, the ever-present Rod Smith and the rest of the orange and blue were on the field as a unit, beginning the long road that is an NFL campaign. Finally, next season has become this season. While it was a comforting sight to see the familiar faces of Broncos veterans, they weren't the ones generating the buzz around Dove Valley on Monday. And at the same time, it wasn't any of the new guys creating a stir, either. Instead, it was a player that many thought would be out of Denver by now -- defensive lineman Trevor Pryce.

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