Denver Broncos News Blogs - Friday, Sept. 2

The Denver Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals in their final preseason game of the year. Read the latest in today's news reports.

Final audition for players on bubble - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
09/02/2005 - Tempe, Ariz. - Tonight will be the final chance for several players to make their case to be part of the Broncos' 53-man roster. Most of the decisions will be made by kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium. The team must pare down to its final roster by 4 p.m. Saturday. Among the players on the bubble are defensive linemen Dorsett Davis and Anton Palepoi, offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell, kicker Paul Ernster, receiver Todd Devoe, quarterback Matt Mauck, cornerback Roc Alexander and linebacker Jashon Sykes.

Van Pelt eager to show he's roster-worthy - Denver Post- Bill Williamson
09/02/2005 - Tempe, Ariz. - Mr. Bradlee's wild ride will make a final, pivotal preseason stop tonight. Who knows what will happen as fledgling in-state folk hero and Broncos backup quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt makes his first NFL start. "I don't know what's going to happen, but something's going to happen," the former Colorado State star said. "It's up to me to make it good." In the last preseason tuneup, in which nearly every Denver starter will be held out, Van Pelt is expected to start and likely play at least the first half tonight against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium.

Big? It depends whom you ask - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 2, 2005 - TEMPE, Ariz. - The level of importance of the Denver Broncos' preseason finale tonight depends upon which group one falls in. To the scores of Denver starters who will be wearing baseball caps and trying to stay close to the breeze of the sideline fans, it's a time for cheerleading. They will be watching from the best seats in the house, although at Sun Devil Stadium, there always are plenty of good seats available at any time of year.

Broncos cut to the chase - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
September 2, 2005 - TEMPE, Ariz. - The Denver Broncos' front office will have to think fast about final cuts after the team's preseason game tonight. Rosters leaguewide must be down to 53 players by 2 p.m. MDT Saturday, so the Broncos will have less than 12 hours after their chartered flight from Phoenix lands to make their final decisions.

Van Pelt will be in spotlight in final warmup - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 2, 2005 — Bradlee Van Pelt will be at Folsom Field on Saturday rooting for the Rams, but the former Colorado State quarterback doesn't have time to spice up the in-state rivalry with Colorado anymore. The Denver Broncos' new backup quarterback was asked earlier in the week for a simple prediction: Buffs or Rams? "I don't know," Van Pelt said. "I'm more worried about (tonight). I've got enough business to take care of on my own. I can't worry about my Rams right now. I'll worry about that on Saturday morning."

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