Broncos News Blogs - Monday, March 20

NFL, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who's been on the job 16 years, announced his retirement Monday, effective in July.

Krieger: Broncos consumed by fixation on Browns - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
March 20, 2006 - Musings for a Monday morning on the beginning of the Kenard Lang Era and other promising omens. Adding Lang to Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren and Michael Myers gives the Broncos the entire 2004 Browns starting defensive line. Of course, the 2004 Browns went 4-12. How that happened is just a mystery. My sources tell me the Broncos feel their big mistake last year was starting three former Browns instead of four. So they let Trevor Pryce move on to . . . Baltimore? It should have been Cleveland.

Lang signs 3-year deal - Denver Post - Mike Klis
03/18/2006 - Needing to fill another pass-rushing hole along their defensive line, the Broncos knew where they eventually would have to look. Thanks again, Cleveland Browns. By signing veteran defensive end Kenard Lang to a three-year contract Friday, the Broncos made their first free-agent signing from another team this offseason - and sixth former Browns defensive lineman in the past two years. At this point, it's clear D-linemen love playing for Broncos D-line coach Andre Patterson, who held the same position with the Browns from 2003-04.

Don't take T.O. for what ails you - Denver Post - Dave Goldberg, AP
03/20/2006 - New York - Paul Tagliabue is retiring as NFL commissioner in July after more than 16 years on the job. The 65-year-old commissioner has led the league since 1989, when he succeeded Pete Rozelle, and agreed last March to stay to complete the television and labor deals. He finally got that done 12 days ago, finishing the most arduous labor negotiations since the league and union agreed on a free agency-salary cap deal in 1992.

Thoughts On the Commissioner - Denver
Monday, March 20, 2006 - After over 16 years running the NFL, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced his retirement Monday, effective in July. "I believe that now is a positive time to make the transition to a new commissioner," Tagliabue said in a statement. "We have a collective bargaining extension in place, long-term television contracts, and have undertaken many other strong elements in league and club operations.

Players get a lift from charity hoops game - Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Kelly Cox
March 20, 2006 - Instead of wearing pads and orange-and-blue jerseys, five former Denver Broncos ditched their usual attire and wore Bronco basketball jerseys to play the Glenwood All-Star team in a charity basketball game on Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School. Over 100 people, many of whom were children decked out in Bronco gear, were on hand to witness Mark Jackson, Louis Wright, Dave Studdard, Ron Egloff and Larry Brunson take on the All-Stars, a mix of locals including GSHS players Cody Nelson, Nate Forristall and Pat Waller.

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