New contract for Palepoi

The Denver Broncos have re-signed defensive end Anton Palepoi to a one year tender. Read about Palepoi in today's news stories. Also - former Colorado and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Chad Brown would like to join the Broncos.

Broncos beef up defense with Palepoi signing tender - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
April 22, 2005 - The Broncos continued to tie up some contractual loose ends as the clock winds down before the draft this weekend. Defensive end Anton Palepoi, whom the team signed in September after his release from the Seattle Seahawks in training camp, signed a one-year tender Thursday for $656,323.

Broncos hope wait worth it - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, April 22, 2005 - Until the Washington Redskins' bountiful offer, the Broncos' biggest question heading into the NFL draft Saturday was how they would use their first- round pick. Now, the burning query is how the Broncos' brass is going to spend the morning and afternoon Saturday.

Brown hoping to play close to home - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, April 22, 2005 - If Chad Brown has a choice in the matter, his stay on the NFL's open market will be short. His commute to work from Lone Tree will be even shorter. Upon being released from the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, the former all-pro linebacker's agent made it clear where his client would like to continue his NFL career. "Chad would love to be a Denver Bronco," Peter Schaffer said. "He's always respected the organization and would love to play for a player's coach like Mike Shanahan. Everything about that situation appeals to him."

If healthy, "Browncos" could tap potential - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, April 22, 2005 - Maybe the defensive linemen from the Browns spent too much time eating it for a team with a lousy offense. When you are on the field 80 percent of a game, you are bound to look worse than if you are only out there 40 percent of the time.

Team by team draft analysis - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, April 22, 2005 - Team by team draft analysis

49ers panning for pay dirt - Rocky Mountain News - Rick Sadowski
April 22, 2005 - The pressure is on the San Francisco 49ers, assuming they keep the first pick this weekend in the NFL draft, to nab a player who eventually turns into a star. Select the right guy and he can help a team develop into a Super Bowl champion. Make a mistake and it can damage a franchise for years.

Palepoi the Latest to Return - Denver - Andrew Mason
Thursday, April 21, 2005 - Denver brought back another restricted free agent Thursday, re-signing defensive end Anton Palepoi. Re-signing Palepoi continues an offseason pattern of retaining defensive linemen. In previous weeks, the Broncos re-signed unrestricted free agents Luther Elliss and Marco Coleman and retained restricted free agent Marco Coleman. The fourth-year player joined the Broncos early last season after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks, who tapped him with a their second-round selection in 2002. Denver added Palepoi to the roster as a street free agent on Sept. 22, 2004, and he made his Broncos debut on Oct. 17 at Oakland, notching two sacks in a 31-3 win.

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