Denver Broncos News Blogs - Friday, May 26

Denver Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker, acquired in a trade from Green Bay, is well on his way to recuperation from off-season knee surgery. Also in today's news - more on the Jake Plummer road rage incident.

Plummer keeps driving a fine line- Denver Post – Mike Klis
05/26/2006 - For the brave of heart, continue the ride along with Jake Plummer on his fateful, contradictory journey across the busy Denver area last month. By now, most people are familiar with the road-rage interruption that resulted in a summons issued to the Broncos quarterback. What many people outside the Family Tree charity may not have realized, though, is on that fateful evening of April 20, the incident did not cause Plummer to show up late for his charity function. "He was right on time," Family Tree president Ruth Ann Russell said.

Jake, your future is coming fast- Denver Post – Mark Kiszla
05/26/2006 - Better check the rearview mirror, Jake Plummer. A bright orange Broncos bandwagon driven by rookie phenom Jay Cutler is on your bumper. And he's blaring the horn. It's enough to make a football player snap. Get so mad he feels like kicking or screaming. And wonder if his time as Denver's starting quarterback is shorter than anybody dares to think. Plummer, without an ounce of artifice in his body, is easy to like. But it ain't easy being Jake.

New WR Walker's route to camp better than Lelie's- Denver Post – Mike Klis
05/26/2006 - Javon Walker was an unhappy receiver in Green Bay and wound up getting his wish for a trade and a new contract. Ashley Lelie is an unhappy receiver in Denver but is unlikely to get anything more than the undesirable options of an awkward return or a costly holdout. The difference between the talents is perceived value. Green Bay traded Walker to the Broncos only after it got a second-round pick in return. The Broncos appear set on keeping Lelie only after attempts to trade him failed to net as little as a fourth-round draft pick.

Droughns released after assault arrest- Denver Post – Mike Klis
05/26/2006 - Cleveland Browns running back Reuben Droughns was released on $2,500 bail Thursday after he was arrested in a domestic violence case. Droughns, who played for the Broncos until a 2005 trade, faces charges of third-degree assault and harassment. Droughns, 27, surrendered Wednesday and spent the night in jail before appearing in Arapahoe County Court Thursday, district attorney's spokeswoman Kathleen Walsh said. Walsh said the judge will allow him to leave the state if he has permission from whoever posts his bond. The accuser's name was not released.

Lincicome: It's time for Plummer to break into sweat- Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
May 26, 2006 - The first thought upon hearing the news about Jake Plummer's traffic taffy pull is, of course, how can I get a column out of this? Likewise, TV types and radio wonks immediately ask the most pertinent question - is there any tape? As for bloggers, that newest of media subcreatures, too little is always more than enough, and this is like finding free fertilizer for the rose bushes. As these things go, the more silly, the more minor, the more foolish, the better, and here it is a column cycle passed and one news conference wrapped, and the thing has better legs than Plummer himself.

Shanahan: Don't get mad, get even-tempered- Rocky Mountain News – Lee Rasizer
May 26, 2006 - If Jake Plummer's version of events in his road-rage case are to be believed - his bumper was the one that was tapped, not the other way around, as another motorist has claimed - Mike Shanahan admitted he'd be "a little upset, too." But the Denver Broncos coach said Thursday that regardless of what occurred on the roads of Englewood on April 20, the quarterback needs to demonstrate more self-control, even if a honking horn was ringing in the player's ears. "You've got to take the high road," Shanahan told reporters after the team wrapped up its eight-day passing camp. "You're in a position that even though it's tough to do sometimes and you're very competitive, you've got to handle yourself the right way."

Notes: Something's Familiar for Walker- – Andrew Mason
Friday, May 26, 2006 - Rehabilitating from knee surgery is the hard part for Javon Walker. Learning the Broncos' offensive system? Relatively speaking, that's been easy. "It hasn't been difficult at all because a lot of the terminology is the same terminology we used in Green Bay," Walker said Thursday as the Broncos wrapped up their eight-day quarterback camp, a series of practices that represent more than half of the team's voluntary organized team activities for 2006. Walker's work was limited; he participated in warm-up drills and took mental repetitions as his teammates practiced, although he did say that he now has a full range of motion in his still-recovering knee. His target return date remains the same -- the start of training camp, which Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced as July 28 during his Thursday media briefing.

Bronco Fans Sound Off About Jake Plummer Incident- CBS4
May 25, 2006 - Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer on Wednesday disputed claims that he lost his cool in a traffic accident last month. CBS4 Sports wanted to see what viewers think. Below lie the responses from Broncos fans to the question "Do Jake Plummer's off-field incidents sour your feelings about your Broncos quarterback?"

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