Team Camp ends

The Denver Broncos wrapped up their team camp on Thursday as coach Mike Shanahan praised the work of former Cleveland Brown and now Broncos defensive tackle Gerard Warren. Also in today's news - Tatum Bell and Mike Anderson are in a battle for the starting running back slot.

RB Bell set to make his move - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
06/10/2005 - Broncos running back Tatum Bell has lofty expectations for his second season. "I want to be a household name around here," he said Thursday as the Broncos wrapped up their six-day team camp. But first, Bell must win the starting job. That means overtaking accomplished veteran Mike Anderson, who currently is running No. 1. It also means holding off challenges from others, including third-round draft choice Maurice Clarett - who, like most rookies, is trying to get a grip on life in an NFL offense.

Warren gets good word from coach - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
06/10/2005 - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is not a man who tosses around praise. So when Shanahan lauded defensive tackle Gerard Warren on Thursday at the conclusion of the team's six-day camp, ears perked up. "Right from the beginning, Warren has done an excellent job," Shanahan said. "He's won almost every sprint drill. I've been very impressed with the way he's worked out in the offseason. And just the way he handles himself has been pretty impressive. "Hopefully he can keep it up."

Case in points: tight ends - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
June 10, 2005 - The Denver Broncos just might find at least part of the solution to their difficulties in the red zone last season among the tight ends who plowed their way through the team's mini-camp during the past two weeks. At least, that is the opinion of one of the players vying for a job. "Look at the league right now - the teams that have a lot of success in the red zone, the tight end is usually the one doing the damage," said Stephen Alexander, who signed with the Broncos as a free agent after stints in Washington, San Diego and Detroit. "Hopefully, we can do that. I feel like we have enough guys to get it done."

Camp Ends, But the Work Continues - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, June 9, 2005 - For rookies, now is where the real work begins. When you're at team headquarters and sticking to a routine, it's easy to stay the course in preparing for training camp and absorbing a massive professional playbook. "You need a backpack for it," second-round pick Darrent Williams said. But when a break arrives? At that point, a rookie has to will himself to continue growing, to spend some time with one's nose buried in the dictionary-thick playbook. It's why linebacker Al Wilson has but one piece of advice for the newest Broncos as a week-long break approaches.

Team Camp Wrap: Time for a Break - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, June 9, 2005 - When two blasts of an air horn pierced the air at Dove Valley at just past midday Thursday, the Broncos' run of 14 practice sessions over the course of 25 days came to a close. The most hectic part of the offseason for the players was in their collective rear-view mirror. To linebacker Al Wilson, it was nary a moment too soon. "It's definitely been productive, but I'm definitely ready for it to end," he said. That being said, he emerged from the overhauled offseason with a preference for the schedule that Head Coach Mike Shanahan installed this year, moving the three-day mini-camp from May to July while placing the quarterback and team camps in rapid succession in May and June.

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