Anderson primed for return

A lot of attention was centered on rookie running back Maurice Clarett at the Denver Broncos quarterback camp on Monday. But the return of veteran Mike Anderson to the field was perhaps the biggest news of the day. Read about Anderson and Clarett in today's news reports.

Battle brewing at running back - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
May 17, 2005 - Maurice Clarett made splashy headlines nationally this off-season when the Denver Broncos selected him in the third round of the draft. But when it comes to the nitty- gritty of winning the team's starting tailback job, one aspirant for the position is focusing on older news.

Carswell tackles role, permanent or not - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
May 17, 2005 - Once again, Dwayne Carswell is a "House" divided. Carswell, who worked last off-season at offensive tackle before switching to his customary position of tight end when the regular season began, was back on the line as a blocker Monday as the Denver Broncos' quarterback camp began.

Adams: Playoff failures dog Plummer - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
May 17, 2005 - It is quarterbacks camp time for the Denver Broncos, which means it's May - time to start the argument of whether Jake Plummer can lead the team to a Super Bowl. Statistics are not acceptable in most arguments about Plummer. If they were, more fans might feel comfortable about his being the Broncos' starting quarterback.

Krieger: Moses on road back to promised land - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
May 17, 2005 - Haven Moses hit some golf balls Sunday. This might not sound like a big deal to you, but it sure was to the legendary receiving half of the M&M connection, No. 25 on Denver's first Super Bowl team. Before January of 2003, when his world fell apart, golf was his passion. One of the best athletes in Denver history, the ninth overall pick of the 1968 NFL draft, Moses was mastering a new game.

Romo: I crossed a line - Rocky Mountain News - Robert Denerstein
May 17, 2005 - Former Denver Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski detailed Monday how he stayed one step ahead of the NFL's drug policy in an effort to perform at peak levels. "It wasn't about illegal. I was doing things that they couldn't test for," said Romanow-ski, who was known during his career for his use of performance-enhancing supplements and has been implicated in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) steroids scandal. "As soon as they found out that something could be tested for, I stopped taking it. I didn't want that embarrassment, but I pushed that envelope ethically and morally because if I could take something that would help me perform better and it wasn't on the list, I was going to take it.

Anderson vying for top RB spot - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
05/17/2005 - The media assembled Monday at the Broncos' headquarters hoping to quiz rookie running back Maurice Clarett about his first NFL practice. But when Clarett declined to talk after the first day of quarterback camp, veteran back Mike Anderson put his spin on Denver's running back situation. Contrary to the popular notion competition for the starting tailback position is a two-man race featuring Clarett and second-year player Tatum Bell, Anderson insists he's the man for the job.

Romo terminating alter ego - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
05/17/2005 - He's finishing his third movie in little more than a year, but somehow has found time to write a book, dabble in real estate, rep a line of nutritional supplements and lose 20 pounds. It seems the only time Bill Romanowski gets to sit down these days is when he's on a witness stand. At 39, Romo is a study in contrasts. He feels reborn, but wants to bury his alter ego forever. His life is equal parts what he wants it to be and what he doesn't, what he relishes and what he regrets, who he is and who he used to be.

Broncos' Ferguson puts price on school - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
05/16/2005 - Safety Nick Ferguson rejoined his Broncos teammates for offseason workouts last week, lighter in the wallet, but feeling like a richer man. Ferguson returned to Georgia Tech this spring as a full-time student. He earned his degree in marketing, at age 30 - eight years after last cracking a college textbook. To earn that diploma, Ferguson forfeited his $50,000 offseason workout bonus from the Broncos. He had no second thoughts. "If I didn't do it, there would always be a void there," Ferguson said. "It gives you a sense of self worth, and it's something that nobody can ever take away from you."

Mike Anderson: Ready for a Renaissance? - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - You can talk to Mike Anderson about the Broncos' crowded competition at running back; you can ask him about the recent arrivals of Maurice Clarett and Ron Dayne; you can query him about how he feels as he returns to the practice field for the first time in nearly nine months. Just don't even ask him whether he could have a recurrence of the torn groin that ended his 2004 campaign in the preseason. The very notion of it pains the usually unflappable face of the former Marine.

Clarett's First Day - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Monday, May 16, 2005 - First impressions count for something. Or maybe they count for nothing at all, which could be the case for what Maurice Clarett's new teammates thought upon meeting the much-discussed third-round pick for the first time at Monday's quarterback-camp practice, the first organized team activity of the offseason. "He's got a big head," tight endJeb Putzier said. On the surface, inflammatory remarks. But Putzier motioned his hands as he spoke those words, clearly referring to the physical size of Clarett's cranium rather than any ego-related issues.

House Relocation - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Monday, May 16, 2005 - If it's the offseason, then Dwayne Carswell must be back on the offensive line. The Broncos' first quarterback-camp practice saw Carswell back in jersey No. 77, the number he last brandished at the end of the 2004 preseason, when he worked at offensive tackle. Carswell then moved back to tight end for the regular season after the team released Jed Weaver, O.J. Santiago and Byron Chamberlain at the final two summer cutdowns last year. Monday, Carswell's familiar No. 89 was absent, replaced by a number more indicative of an offensive lineman. "(It's) kind of the same deal as last year -- they're trying me out on the O-line, getting a little bit of experience with it," Carswell said.

2005 NFL Europe League Week 7 Recap - DenverBroncos.com
Monday, May 16, 2005 - With three weeks to go in the NFL Europe season, five of the six teams are still in contention for World Bowl XIII. Cologne and Berlin were victorious this past weekend and are on top of the standings with 5-2 records while Hamburg defeated Amsterdam to leave each a game back at 4-3. Frankfurt is also still in contention with a 2-5 mark. Berlin topped Rhein 24-15 and Cologne beat Frankfurt in a 20-17 overtime contest. Hamburg and Amsterdam also battled to overtime where the Sea Devils prevailed 30-24.

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