Broncos News Blogs - Wed., Nov. 2

Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his four touchdown throws in the 49-21 win over the Eagles. Read about Plummer and other news about the Broncos in today's reports.

Denver grants Walls his wish: release - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
11/02/2005 - Lenny Walls sat in the Broncos' locker room Tuesday, knowing it was one of his final days with a team that saw him rise from undrafted free agent to starting right cornerback. In a surprising bye-week move, Denver put Walls on injured reserve. However, he was put on a little-used list that mandates a team must release a player when he regains his health in a six-week window. "I'm perfectly fine with it," Walls said. "It's time to move on." A series of injuries and the development of the Broncos' young secondary contributed to Walls' benching. He and his agent, Peter Schaffer, asked the team to release the fourth-year player.

Interception helps provide pain relief - Denver Post - Domonique Foxworth
11/02/2005 - In true Halloween fashion, this past week's practices were haunted by a fourth-quarter misstep at Giants Stadium. The painful loss loomed over us like a menacing spirit. But on Sunday our defense, offense and special teams came together and exorcised the previous week's demon. The implications of defeating Philadelphia on Sunday were enormous for us as a team, and even more so for me as a young NFL player. Much like the Sunday against the Giants, I found myself sharing the end zone and spotlight with a receiver - at a critical point in the game.

Plummer draws league attention - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
11/02/2005 - Appreciation for Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is growing league-wide. Riding the hottest streak of his nine year NFL career, he was named AFC offensive player of the week Tuesday. Plummer completed 22-of-35 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns Sunday in Denver's 49-21 victory over Philadelphia at Invesco Field at Mile High. With the Broncos' 6-2 start, Plummer is starting to get national attention as a potential MVP candidate.

Rest assured, pair tiresome to opponents - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 2, 2005 - So, Mike Shanahan, your backup running back leads the NFL in yards per carry and rushes of 20 or more yards. Shouldn't Tatum Bell be getting more than his current 10 attempts per game? "My dad asked me that," the Denver Broncos coach responded. "He said, 'Mike, the guy's averaging 7 yards per carry. I'm not a football guy, but why don't you give the guy the ball more?' I didn't know what to say to the guy. 'Thanks, Dad, that's what I needed.' " Actually, Bell is exactly what Shanahan needed. Mike Anderson, too.

Ex-Bronco sues hotel - Rocky Mountain News - Karen Abbott
November 2, 2005 - Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis has sued a Hollywood hotel and its nightclub, alleging he was assaulted by bouncers and thrown out for defending a black acquaintance who had been told not to speak to a white waitress. Davis, now of Riverside, Calif., filed the lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Walls the odd cornerback out - Daily Camera- Ryan Thorburn
November 2, 2005 — The Denver Broncos didn't exactly ease their way into the bye week on Tuesday. The coaches and players conducted a crisp practice during the morning before going their separate ways for the next five days basking in the glow of a 6-2 record. "I like the chemistry of this football team," Mike Shanahan said. That doesn't mean the front office is on vacation. Shanahan also announced a roster move as the Broncos placed cornerback Lenny Walls on the reserve/injured list with a right groin strain and signed safety Hamza Abdullah to the active roster from Tampa Bay's practice squad.

Tuesday Notebook: Plummer Earns AFC Honor - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - In October, four was a magic number for the Broncos, but it wasn't the only one. It represented the number of wins the team took in a month-long stretch of five games, all of which came against opponents with winning records, including both of last February's Super Bowl participants. It also represented the number of touchdown passes Jake Plummer threw on Sunday in a 49-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and that performance made "five" a significant number for the 10th month, as he became the fifth Broncos player to earn an individual honor when word broke that he would be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Denver's previous honors in October came from bott the league and the fans.



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