Broncos News Briefs - Thursday, April 7

The Denver Broncos have re-signed restricted free agent tackle Dorsett Davis to a tender. Read about Davis in today's news reports.

Davis determined to reward Denver - Denver Post - Bill Williamson and Patrick Saunders
Thursday, April 07, 2005 - Defensive lineman Dorsett Davis could have pursued moving on through NFL restricted free agency. However, he felt he needed to make it worth the Broncos' while after they used a third- round pick on him in 2002. So Davis, who missed the 2004 season with a finger injury, signed a one-year tender Wednesday with Denver. Davis was so serious about contributing to the Broncos, he wanted to work out at the team's offseason program even before signing the tender. "Dorsett is determined to show the Broncos he can be the dominant defensive tackle they drafted him to be," said Davis' agent, Kevin Granader. "He feels like he owes the Broncos something."

Davis Re-Signs With Broncos - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - Earlier this offseason, Broncos General Manager Ted Sundquist emphasized that this was a "big year" in Dorsett Davis' development. Wednesday, the defensive tackle signed the deal that took him off restricted free agency and officially brought him back for a crucial fourth Broncos season. Davis has played just 14 games in the first three seasons of his career since joining the club as a 2002 second-round draft pick. Denver deactivated Davis for all 16 games in 2002, but he played in 14 contests a year later. The Mississippi State product was in the Broncos' plans for 2004 when training camp began last July, but he suffered a torn tendon in his left pinkie finger at the start of training camp last summer. He soon went on injured reserve, his season finished over a month before the regular-season opener.

2005 Draft Preview: Safeties - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - Many an NFL Films production has celebrated the art of the big hit. Most have come from safeties. It is a part of the culture of playing the position at a high level, no matter whether it's in the NFL or at the upper strata of the college ranks. Perhaps more than any other position, safeties watch their NFL elder brethren, to study, to learn -- and to get energized. The names cited by rising rookie safeties are the who's who of the recent history at the position -- Brian Dawkins, Rodney Harrison, Ronnie Lott, and, of course, Denver's John Lynch.

Broncos Enjoy Renovated Locker Room - DenverBroncos.com - Mike Sarro
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - The start of April marks a new beginning for the Denver Broncos as the players returned to the team's Dove Valley headquarters to commence their offseason workout and conditioning program. When they arrived, they found something else that was new -- something that many had not anticipated. In the club's continuous effort to keep the team's headquarters as the best in the league, the Broncos invested in a completely upgraded and renovated locker room for the players. As an area they visit every single day, the changes were noticed immediately.

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