Sauerbrun trade hits roadblock

The proposed trade of Carolina punter Todd Sauerbrun to the Denver Broncos has hit a snag. Read about it in today's news reports.

Sauerbrun deal stalls - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
May 14, 2005 - A trade that could send three-time Pro Bowl punter Todd Sauerbrun to the Denver Broncos is on hold while the team considers whether to restructure the player's contract, his agent said Friday. "It's been met with trepidation, not reluctance," said David Canter, who most recently spoke to Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist on Wednesday. Sauerbrun is the property of the Carolina Panthers but probably only until June 1, when he's expected to be released.

Sauerbrun Asks For More Money From Broncos; Stalls Trade Deal -
Charlotte, NC -- The proposed trade of Carolina Panthers punter Todd Sauerbrun to the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round draft choice appears to be at a dead end, multiple league sources said. The Broncos were willing to take on Sauerbrun's contract, which runs through 2007 and includes base salaries of $1.2 million this season, $1.295 million near season and $1.4 million in 2007. But Sauerbrun asked the Broncos for a renegotiated deal that includes bonus money, and the team wasn't willing to budge.

Offensive Line Coach Rick Dennison Responds to Your Questions -
Friday, May 13, 2005 - Rick Dennison is one of six Denver coaches who previously played for the team. As a linebacker, he played in 128 games for the club from 1982-90 and played in three Super Bowls. Now he serves as Denver's offensive line coach as he enters his 11th season with the team's coaching staff. Prior to his current position on the staff he worked as an offensive assistant from 1995-96 and as the special tems coach from 1997-00. In 2001, he began working with the offensive line alongside former Assistant Head Coach Alex Gibbs. For three seasons the two worked together. In 2004, Gibbs moved on to work for the Atlanta Falcons while Dennison remained in Denver.

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