Broncos News Briefs - Sunday, May 1

Former Denver Broncos guard Dan Neil will visit the New England Patriots. Also in this weekend's news - read a detailed report on rookie running back Maurice Clarett.

Neil meeting with Patriots - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Sunday, May 01, 2005 - Veteran guard Dan Neil is scheduled to meet with New England on Tuesday, his first visit since being released by the Broncos in February. Neil, a fixture on Denver's offensive line since 1998, is recovering from hernia surgery in early April. He had knee surgery in January. Neil, who was drafted by the Broncos in 1997, said he will be recovered in time for training camp.

Time to stand, deliver - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
April 30, 2005 - And with the 101st selection of the 2005 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos select . . . That is the question, isn't it? Just whom do the Broncos have with that 101st pick? How good can he be? What will it take? Does he want it badly enough? When Maurice Clarett's name was read to conclude the first day of the draft April 23, jaws dropped, eyebrows were raised. The Broncos were roundly questioned for taking a player who was described as little more than a questionable guy. A quitter, some scouts had said. Too slow. Just trouble. Three strikes and Clarett was out, in the view of many NFL insiders and fans. Some wondered if he might even be worth drafting, let alone a first-day pick. "We knew it would shock some people," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said.

General Manager Ted Sundquist Answers Your Questions - Rocky Mountain News
Friday, April 29, 2005 - More than 20 new faces have been added to Denver's roster since the close of the 2004 season. Most recently are the six that the Broncos drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft -- CB Darrent Williams, CB Karl Paymah, CB Domonique Foxworth, RB Maurice Clarett, C/G Chris Myers and K Paul Ernster. Ted Sundquist has had his hand in all of it, whether the player was acquired via free agency or the draft. All of the club's moves have been made with one goal in mind -- winning Super Bowl XL in Detroit. With the draft now complete the focus shifts to getting back on the field for organized workouts in preparation for the 2005 season. The team's offseason workout and conditioning program is already underway and the organized workouts will be approachign quickly in June and July before the start of training camp in late July. But this past week was your chance to ask the GM a question about the Broncos offseason acquisitions and the prospects for 2005.

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