Broncos News Briefs - Wednesday, June 8

Denver Broncos wide receiver Nate Jackson is now working out at tight end after packing on an extra 20 pounds. Also in today's news - safety Nick Ferguson has received an academic achievement award.

Switching to tight end big chance for Jackson - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
06/08/2005 - First there was the Atkins Diet, followed by the South Beach Diet. Now comes the "Nate Jackson Diet," designed to turn the svelte Broncos wide receiver into a beefier, pass- catching tight end. "I ate well and drank these shakes, three of them a day between meals and one before bed," Jackson said Tuesday. "Before bed, I put the shake in a blender, and then put in two or three eggs, ice cream, chocolate sauce and blended it up. I put it on pretty quick." Last season, Jackson, who is 6-feet-3, weighed about 218 pounds. He now dents the scale at 235. It was coach Mike Shanahan's idea to move Jackson from reserve wide receiver to tight end, where he will compete with starter Jeb Putzier and newcomer Stephen Alexander. Ferguson shows class - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
June 8, 2005 - Denver Broncos safety Nick Ferguson was older, probably a little wiser, than his recent classmates, but the 30-year-old certainly is glad he completed his appointed rounds this spring. Ferguson spent at least some of his off-season in Atlanta finishing his degree in management at Georgia Tech, eight years after his final season at the school. "I wanted to do it for myself," Ferguson said Tuesday. "And my mom didn't have the opportunity to go to college, so sometimes you can live vicariously through your kids and their accomplishments. So the more I accomplish, the more she accomplishes."

Team Camp Day Four: Jackson on the Move - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - When Nate Jackson returned to the Broncos for offseason workouts in April after spending a month in California following his rehabilitation from a season-ending injury, Head Coach Mike Shanahan gave him an unusual task -- to gain weight. Shanahan wanted Jackson to bulk up in order to try him out at tight end after two seasons at wide receiver. It didn't take long for Jackson to pack on 18 pounds to a more tight end-like 235 -- and it didn't take months of work in the weight room, just "three or four weeks" of dietary tweaks.

Third Annual Fan Fair Enjoyed By Broncos Fans of All Ages - - J. Michael Moore
Monday, June 6, 2005 – Few things can stand between the Denver Broncos and their passionate fan base. Even the weather can't limit their enthusiasm. Thousands of fans came from near and far to attend Fan Fair at INVESCO Field at Mile High over the weekend, fighting soggy conditions for most of Saturday morning to see Broncos players, coaches and cheerleaders and take part in a variety of football-related contests and activities. Fans stood at the gates in the rain more than an hour before the start of the third annual event Saturday morning, shivering in the cool weather while vendors and staff scrambled to adjust for the conditions and ready the stadium for the day.

Broncos Head to Head: Michael Myers vs. Michael Myers -
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - In the latest edition of Head to Head, we pit newly acquired Bronco Michael Myers against the infamous motion picture serial killer of the same name. Outside the friendly confines of INVESCO Field at Mile High and the fictional streets of Haddonfield, Ill., who would emerge victorious if these two men were to ever cross paths?

2005 NFL Europe League Week 10 Recap -
Monday, June 6, 2005 - NFL Europe wrapped up its regular season this past weekend as Rhein, Hamburg and Cologne were all victorious. The Fire defeated Amsterdam, 27-14. Hamburg knocked off Frankfurt 17-15 and in the final regular season game Berlin fell 17-13 to the Cologne Centurions. Aaron Hunt closed out his season with a big game as he blocked a Frankfurt field goal attempt early in the second quarter and took off on an 85-yard run the other way for a touchdown and the game's first score to help his Sea Devils to a win. All eyes are now focused on this weekend's World Bowl XIII which will be played between the Berlin Thunder and the Amsterdam Admirals on June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Kickoff will be at 9:00 a.m. (MDT) with the live broadcast airing on FOX.

Hitting the Links - - Andrew Mason
Monday, June 6, 2005 - Rare is the occasion where shoppers milling about the Flatirons Crossing parking lot several hundred yards clear of the Interlocken Golf Club can hear whoops and hollers from the golfers meandering their way about one of the club's 18-hole courses on a gorgeous late spring day. But that is -- dare we say -- par for the course at the annual Shanahan Golf Classic, an outing that offers businesspeople a chance to play golf with Broncos players, and gives those players the chance to take a one-day respite from the rhythmic rigors of conditioning, workouts and organized team activities to test their fortune at another sport entirely.

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