Broncos News Briefs - Wednesday, July 27

Even though the deadline for signing contracts before training camp draws near, there's little worry that Denver Broncos draft picks such as Maurice Clarett will be on board. Read about the ongoing negotiations in today's news reports.

Rookies likely to sign in time - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
07/27/2005 - Neither of the Broncos' two highest-profile draft picks has finalized his contract, but there is little worry Darrent Williams and Maurice Clarett will fail to work out their deals in time to report to training camp. "We still feel really good about it," said Jeff Griffin, Williams' agent. "Thursday night is a long time away. We're still on track." Clarett's agent, Steve Feldman, also is confident his client will report by Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline

Viewing limited for Broncos fans - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
July 27, 2005 - For fans who want to see how the Denver Broncos stack up on the field during training camp, be prepared to look quickly. Because of a preseason trip to Houston from Aug. 9-13, the Broncos will have only 11 days worth of two-a-day practices open to the public at their Dove Valley complex during the next three weeks. In all, 26 practices will be open to the public, including a smattering of single practices, starting with an 8:30 a.m. workout Friday. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m.

Training Camp Preview: Linebackers - - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - There is little question about whom the Broncos' starters are at linebacker. When the Broncos brought back Ian Gold after one year toiling for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a potential dream trio of 'backers was in place, with former Pro Bowlers Al Wilson and Gold joined by second-year standout D.J. Williams, who merely became the first rookie in three decades to lead the Broncos in tackles. "Ian and Al and D.J., they're not penciled in -- they're penned in as the starters," General Manager Ted Sundquist said. The only question that could linger is whether Gold or Williams would handle the strong side. Gold played weakside linebacker as a starter in 2002 and 2003, and Williams assumed that role through much of 2004. Gold handled that task with the Buccaneers last year. The answer? Both.

Pipe Dreams - Longmont Daily Times-Call - Pat Graham
7/26/2005 — Champ Bailey was just saying the right thing. That's all. No way could the Denver Broncos cornerback really believe the words coming out of his mouth, right? He was simply being a good employee and giving the company line. You waited for the smirk or smile to give away the fact Bailey was only kidding. No smirk or smile. Bailey honestly believes the Denver Broncos have what it takes to win the Super Bowl this season. "With the talent we have, there's no way we can't win it," Bailey said.

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