Denver Broncos News Briefs - Sunday, Aug. 7

Check out all of today's News Reports on the Denver Broncos, gathered from around the web.

Lynch poised to tackle season head-on, cleanly - Denver Post - Mike Klis
Sunday, August 07, 2005 - Only seven players were selected by the NFL to participate in the league's popular United Way commercials this year. Broncos fans might find it peculiar John Lynch was among the chosen seven.The same league that so harshly treated the Broncos safety at the close of last season, issuing him a written warning while throwing the book at him for his head-rattling hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark, now wants to erect Lynch as the paragon of NFL pride?

Broncos' O-line deserves Hall bid Denver Post – Jim Armstrong
Sunday, August 07, 2005 - Roll over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the notes. ... Five Pro Bowls, three first- or second-team all-pro selections, two Super Bowl rings. ... Hold it right there. Don't bother mentioning his Hall of Fame qualifications to Tom Nalen. "If Zim isn't in there," Nalen said, "I don't belong in there."

Knee issue could give Plummer some time off Denver Post – Bill Williamson
Sunday, August 07, 2005 - Jake Plummer's surgically repaired left knee caused him some issues Saturday. The knee, which Plummer had arthroscopic surgery on in May, was slightly hyperextended. The veteran quarterback kept practicing and was held out the final few drills. While the Broncos will monitor the injury, it was downplayed by all parties. While an MRI exam is typical for such injuries, the team said Plummer wasn't scheduled for one.

Training Camp Day 9 Notebook: Ups and Downs - Denver - Andrew Mason
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Saturday was a half-day for the Broncos. A chance to take an afternoon respite, to venture away from the confines of Dove Valley for a little of 24 hours, to rest and recuperate before reconvening Sunday night and returning to the practice field Monday morning.But in one session of work, the offense endured all the frustration it could handle -- more than enough for a full day or even two of them -- as the Broncos spent much of the morning in goal-line and red-zone simulations.

Dayne resurfaces - Orlando Sentinel - Chris Harry
Sunday, August 07, 2005 - Remember Ron Dayne? After wallowing five years in New York, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner is in Denver, where he hopes to get a shot at running behind the same zone-blocking schemes that helped make him a 2,000-yard rusher at Wisconsin. He'll have to beat out second-year pro Tatum Bell (maybe) and rookie Maurice Clarett (probably) to do so. The most yards Dayne gained during his time with the Giants was 770 yards as a rookie in 2000. Last season, he carried 52 times for 179 yards and a touchdown, while Tiki Barber went to the Pro Bowl. "The system wasn't a fit for me," Dayne told the Denver Post.

It does make perfect - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 - The Denver Broncos can see the benefits of their practice squad every time wide receiver Rod Smith catches a pass or quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt throws one. But until the league's team owners vote Wednesday on just how many spots there will be on the league's developmental squads this year, the Broncos, as well as every other team in the league, can't officially begin their roster math.

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