Broncos News Blogs - Friday, March 24

Quarterback Mike McMahon was scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos Thursday, but the former Eagles backup ended the day as a Minnesota Viking.

Broncos stay true to core - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
03/24/2006 - Ted Sundquist had his head down, doors locked and calculator working since the moment the Broncos' season ended in the AFC championship game. After he emerged from his bunker, Denver's general manager said he was surprised to hear some believed the team hadn't done much in free agency. "We've gotten exactly what we've set out to do," Sundquist said Thursday. "We're very satisfied with the progress made and where we are at this point. If we would have gone one game further and won the Super Bowl, we would have done this same thing in the offseason. We like this group." The Broncos have been one of the more successful teams this offseason in terms of keeping their nucleus intact.

QB prefers chances with Vikings - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
03/24/2006 - A better chance of playing for Minnesota and familiarity with the Vikings' new coach kept Mike McMahon from boarding a plane to Denver on Thursday. Shortly before the backup quarterback, cut by Philadelphia on Monday, was to end his Minnesota visit to travel to Denver to meet with the Broncos, McMahon's agent finalized a two-year contract with the Vikings.

Vikings grab McMahon before visiting Broncos - Rocky Mountain News
March 24, 2006 - EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Denver Broncos' pursuit of quarterback Mike McMahon got no further than the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. McMahon canceled his scheduled trip to Denver on Thursday after spending the night in Minneapolis, then agreeing to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings to back up veteran Brad Johnson. McMahon reportedly received $400,000 up front. The Broncos, who earlier missed out on veteran quarterback Gus Frerotte, have three quarterbacks on their roster: Jake Plummer, Bradlee Van Pelt and Preston Parsons. They likely will add one more through the draft or in free agency.

Small School, Big Dreams - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - Just because an aspiring professional prospect matriculates in Division II doesn't mean that he won't be prepared to succeed in the NFL; more than a few prominent Broncos -- including Shannon Sharpe, the team's all-time leader among tight ends in receptions, yardage and touchdowns -- took that path to eventual success on the highest level. They might know all about press coverage.

Wesley Duke's NFL Europe Journal: Vol. 1 - - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - Let's take it from the top. We played a home game, which just so happened to be the AFC Championship, where we had less than our best performance. As most of you know, we lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. So, the next Monday, we came in for our check-out physicals and they let me know that I was going to play in NFL Europe. Yes, an opportunity to work on my skills, get better and learn how to be a better football player. That wasn't exactly what was on my mind.

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