Training Camp News Briefs - Saturday, Aug. 6

The Denver Broncos may have a Pro Bowl player on hand in defensive tackle Gerard Warren, according to coach Mike Shanahan. Read about Shanahan's praise of Warren's play in today's news reports.

Broncos camp report, August 5 - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 5, 2005 - The Broncos took things inside for the morning workout, heading to the South Suburban Sports Dome in Englewood because of rain. Rookie cornerback Darrent Williams, because of Champ Bailey's sore left hamstring, lined up with the starting defense. Williams was one of the fastest players at the NFL's scouting combine in February and is expected to be the team's top kick returner. But he said, "I want to show them I can play in this defense."

Day 8 Training Camp Notes: High Expectations for Warren - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, August 5, 2005 - If it wasn't already clear that Head Coach Mike Shanahan expects outstanding things from Gerard Warren, it became as transparent as newly-minted glass following Friday morning's practice. "(Based on) what I've seen in the first week, I'll be disappointed if he's not in the Pro Bowl," Shanahan said. Such praise is high, but worthy given the kind of week Warren has had, given his proclivity for batting down passes at the line of scrimmage, his durability in anchoring the first-team defensive line through two-a-day practices and his consistency at crashing the pocket from the interior.

Shanahan praises lineman Warren - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 6, 2005 — After each full-squad workout during training camp, Mike Shanahan takes the podium to answer questions. Ask about any player and the response almost always goes something like this: "Good, (insert name) looks good." Shanahan is never quick to praise or criticize players, perhaps because he also has to negotiate contracts with them. But after Friday's practice, the Broncos head coach shared his warm feelings for new defensive tackle Gerard Warren publicly without much prompting.

Sauerbrun's foot does the talking - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 6, 2005 — As promised, Todd Sauerbrun has remained mute with the media. Making headlines for all the wrong reasons — steroid allegations, drunk driving charges, fines for being overweight — can understandably cause one to be a little cautious in the presence of cameras and microphones. But throughout Sauerbrun's first training camp with the Denver Broncos, the punter's ozone-layer range says it all about why Mike Shanahan traded for the controversial former Carolina Panther.

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