P. J. Alexander out for the season

Denver Broncos guard P. J. Alexander will miss the 2005 season after he suffered a torn ACL during quarterback camp. Also in today's news reports - Broncos owner Pat Bowlen won't tolerate bad behavior by players and Jerry Rice hasn't made his decision yet.

Alexander out with hurt knee - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
05/25/2005 - Broncos offensive lineman P.J. Alexander, who was expected to challenge Cooper Carlisle for the starting job at right guard, has a serious knee injury and is out for the 2005 season, the team confirmed Tuesday. Alexander tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Friday during practice at the Broncos' quarterback camp. Coach Mike Shanahan was unavailable for comment Tuesday, and Alexander's agent, Neil Schwartz, declined comment.

Broncos await Rice's decision - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
May 25, 2005 - Jerry Rice still was contemplating his future Tuesday night and had not informed the Denver Broncos whether he would accept their job offer. Jim Steiner, Rice's agent, said he spoke with his client Tuesday afternoon and was awaiting a follow-up call. Once Rice gives his answer as to whether he is willing to come to Broncos training camp, Steiner planned to first contact the Broncos before making the decision public.

Bowlen says to behave or else - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
May 25, 2005 - Some NFL observers see the Denver Broncos as the league's big risk-takers this off-season. The Broncos, frustrated with quick postseason exits each of the past two years, have taken on some players with a little more off-the- field baggage than they typically chance. But Broncos owner Pat Bowlen made it clear Tuesday that, though he believes in second chances, he will have little patience for those who do not take advantage of them.

Owners put a stop to collar - Rocky Mountain News
May 25, 2005 - NFL owners eliminated the horse-collar tackle Tuesday, then maintained the suspense for at least one more day regarding the sale of the Minnesota Vikings and the selection of a site for the 2009 Super Bowl. Beyond those formalities, the first day of a two-day owners' meeting put on full display stark differences among the teams over revenue sharing, which need to be resolved before a new collective-bargaining agreement is reached with the players' union.

A Different Offseason - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - As the Broncos continue to await Jerry Rice's decision as to whether to join the team and extend his NFL career into its 21st season, the current players on the roster are managing to have a little fun with the idea of the NFL's all-time leading receiver donning orange and blue. Rice is no longer merely a conversation topic among some players; his name is now part of a practical joke. "There's a wide receiver ... I'm not going to tell you who it was, because we have some very good wide receivers on the team and they were trying to mess with one guy," fullback Kyle Johnson said. "So when he came into work, instead of his name being atop of his locker, it said, 'J. Rice.' Everybody thought that was the funniest thing."

2005 NFL Europe League Week 8 Recap - DenverBroncos.com
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - With two games remaining in the 2005 NFL Europe season, the Berlin Thunder sit alone atop the standings with a record of 6-2. A 27-17 win over Hamburg coupled with a 30-12 loss by Cologne to Amsterdam left Berlin in the top spot while the Admirals and Centurions sit a game behind, each with 5-3 records. The third game of the weekend saw Frankfurt improve to 3-5 with a 20-13 defeat of the Rhein Fire, who fell to 1-7.

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