Broncos News Briefs - Saturday, July 23

Former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren comes to the Denver Broncos as two different people. Read about Brown in today's news reports. Also - a preview of the Broncos' offensive line.

Time's come for Warren's showing - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 23, 2005 - The off-season trade sending Gerard Warren to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round draft pick in essence was a two-for-one deal. The team obtained Warren. It also acquired "Big Money." The two are one and the same, yet completely different entities. And, ultimately, which side of the defensive tackle's personality shines through most might determine whether his acquisition from the Cleveland Browns was more than Denver bargained for, or a bargain, beginning Thursday when the team begins its 2005 training camp.

Seat-of-the-pants camp& - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
July 23, 2005 - In what figures to be a sunscreen-first affair, fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the Denver Broncos' fortunes in training camp the next month might want to add another item to their list of things to take along. A chair. In the only significant change from last year for those who attend training camp practices at the team's Dove Valley complex, the two sets of bleachers around one of the team's practice fields have been removed. The Broncos say spectators now can bring lawn chairs to use as the team goes through its two-a-day paces.

All Broncos picks expected in fold - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
July 23, 2005 - With only six days remaining until the Denver Broncos report to training camp Thursday, team officials are confident their draft class will be signed and in camp on time when they open the doors to their Dove Valley complex. "I foresee no reason why that wouldn't be," general manager Ted Sundquist said. The Broncos have two of their six picks signed in what has been a slow marketplace leaguewide thus far. When he signed his deal with Denver on Friday morning, Domonique Foxworth became only the sixth player chosen in the first three rounds of the April draft to finish a contract.

Broncos have plenty to talk about at camp - San Diego Union-Tribune - Eddie Pells
July 22, 2005 – The Denver Broncos could very well be holding the NFL's most intriguing training camp this summer. Jerry Rice. Maurice Clarett. Courtney Brown. Ron Dayne. They are among the many high-profile players who came to Denver in hopes of showing they can still play this game and help push the Broncos beyond merely above-average. Rice, the NFL's best receiver of all time, is trying to extend his career into a 21st season, seeking a backup role on a team that needs more playmakers inside the 20. Clarett, one of the most divisive players in the history of college football, is trying to fit in and show he can still play after two years on the sideline. Brown, the top pick of the 2000 draft, is getting a fresh start after his disappointing, injury-plagued stint with the Cleveland Browns.

Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line - - Andrew Mason
Friday, July 22, 2005 - Change is as inevitable on the Broncos' offensive line as any other personnel grouping on any NFL team. It's just that it comes at a more glacial pace than it does anywhere else on the team's roster.When the Broncos search for a new starter, they are more apt to groom one than to forage through free agency. Right tackle George Foster spent his rookie year standing and watching from the sidelines before becoming a full-time starter in 2004; left guard Ben Hamilton did the same thing in 2001 before heading to NFL Europe in the following spring and becoming the opening-day starter that fall. When Cooper Carlisle replaced Dan Neil at right guard last December, it wasn't a seismic change. Granted, the eventual release of the stalwart Neil did dissolve a link to the starting line of the Broncos' last world championship team; only center Tom Nalen remains from the starting O-line that tore apart the Atlanta Falcons six years ago.

Director of Cheerleaders and Game Day Entertainment Teresa Shear Answers Your Questions - - Andrew Mason
Friday, July 22, 2005 - It has always been the Broncos goal to be the best that it can be on the field and bring home a Super Bowl Championship each season. That goal is also shared by every other department within the organization. As the club's Director of Cheerleaders and Game Day Entertainment, Teresa Shear strives to reach that goal each year by managing the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and all pregame and halftime entertainment for fans who attend games at INVESCO Field at Mile High. In April, Shear and her staff conducted auditions to select the 34 women who would comprise the cheerleaders for the 2005 season. They will represent the team at each home game as well as through numerous community programs and events. In addition to their efforts on game days in helping the crowd cheer the Broncos on to victory, the cheerleaders are also dedicated to working in the community. Last year this group of women gave over 1,100 hours to 85 different organizations.

Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, July 21, 2005 - It's not every year that a team add the all-time leader in the three defining receiving categories. It's not every year that a team adds that player and then can't assure him a place on the 53-man roster. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Broncos' 2005 training camp, where one of the most compelling stories is bound to be Jerry Rice's quest to extend his record-shattering career into a 21st season. His statistics are stunning; his place in the game's pantheon is so assured, he'd probably be worthy of an edifice of his own. All that won't help him earn a place on the Broncos' roster. Only what he does over the five-plus weeks from the start of training camp through Labor Day weekend will. "He's going to come here and compete with the rest of the guys," Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. "There's no promises of him being the third receiver, the fourth receiver, the fifth receiver."

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