Broncos News Briefs - Thursday, May 12

Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams thinks that Denver is the best place to work out during the offseason. Read about Williams in today's news reports. Also - former Bronco Rick Upchurch will be the new football coach at Pueblo East High School.

Former Hurricane Williams decides Denvers place to be - Colorado Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
May. 12, 2005 - Each offseason, many former University of Miami players who are NFL stars return to the school for an intense workout program. Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, a former Hurricane, decided his best option this offseason was to work out with his teammates in Colorado. He said going to Miami to work out went through his mind, however.

Former Bronco returns to field - Denver Post - Terry Frei
05/12/2005 - A few minutes after Rick Upchurch was introduced as Pueblo East High School's football coach Wednesday, the atmosphere took a serious turn. Wearing his new East jersey, decorated with his name and the No. 80 so many Broncos opponents saw from behind during his electrifying punt returns, Upchurch addressed the young football players on the auditorium stage. To Upchurch's left, his former Denver coach, Red Miller, also listened intently. Lynch loses fight with NFL for hit - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
May 12, 2005 - First, Denver Broncos safety John Lynch wanted a retraction from the NFL. He did not get one. Then, Lynch wanted the league to rescind his $75,000 fine for a hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark in the Jan. 2 regular-season finale. He did not get that, either. In the end, despite saying he was "optimistic . . . really optimistic," Lynch fought the NFL's law and the law won because the league was not swayed by his argument.

Sauerbrun deal still in works - BuzzFans.com - Darin Gantt
May 11‚ 2005 - CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers should know soon if they'll get anything for Todd Sauerbrun. And he, in turn, should find out whether he's going to get what he wants from the Denver Broncos. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said he spoke with Broncos officials Tuesday afternoon, and that some degree of resolution on the long-expected deal will likely come in the next 48 hours. "I talked to them about it," Hurney said. "We should hear whether something's going to happen in the next day or two." The Panthers and Broncos have agreed in principle to the terms of a trade for the talented punter, which would send a late-round pick in next year's draft to the Panthers. But all that's contingent on the Broncos and Sauerbrun coming to terms on an economic arrangement, the last hang-up to the trade.

Lynch: Continuing to Grow as a Leader - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - The inevitability and inescapability of change is something John Lynch faced first-hand in each of his last two offseasons. A year ago, it was adjusting to Denver after spending 11 mostly splendid seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This year, it's adapting to a new starting partner at safety with Kenoy Kennedy gone via free agency to the Detroit Lions. Losing Kennedy hurts, Lynch readily acknowledges, but is by no means a fatal blow to a defense that finished in a familiar spot to Lynch -- the league's top five in the defensive rankings. "I still think that will be a strength of our team," "I think Kenoy brought a lot to the table and he had probably his best year as a pro last year. You don't like to see guys like that go. But it's the reality of the NFL and the landscape of the league we play in.

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