Broncos News Briefs - Monday, July 18

Today's news reports feature a look at the Denver Broncos quarterbacks plus more on new acquisition, defensive lineman John Engelberger.

Casted for contribution - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
07/17/2005 - John Engelberger was at his Virginia home Friday thinking about a movie he saw last fall. Now it's his chance to find a supporting role in an ensemble, one of the finest in the NFL's film category in his opinion. Engelberger went from being in limbo with the San Francisco 49ers to a sought-after commodity for the Broncos. The defensive end, who had six sacks last season and has 17 1/2 sacks in five NFL seasons, was sent to the Broncos on Friday for cornerback Willie Middlebrooks.

Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks - Andrew Mason
Monday, July 18, 2005 - Danny Kanell, Matt Mauck and Bradlee Van Pelt speak of competition at their position. What they don't speak of right now is challenging for the No. 1 spot. But that second slot always has the potential to become the most vital on any NFL team's roster. "Being that No. 2 guy is a very difficult role because you have to keep yourself mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to be the No. 1 at all times, and there can't be a drop-off there," General Manager Ted Sundquist said. "You've got to think that you're the first quarterback, and that at any point in time, you may have to step in and lead us for a quarter, or a quarter of the season." Going into camp, the No. 1 quarterback could be the most clearly delineated offensive slot. The Broncos picked up their option on Jake Plummer's contract in the offseason; the 30-year-old quarterback is established at the position and as a team leader, evidenced by the fact that he was elevated to offensive captain for the latter portion of each of the past two years.

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