Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 11:45 a.m. - PUEBLO,- Prosecutors have dropped assault and harassment charges against Denver Broncos tight end Dwayne Carswell, opting not to take the case to trial for a third time.
Trash talk pervades the NFL - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Thursday, September 12, 2002 - Almost 285 million people live in the United States, home of the free and land of the big mouths. Sometimes, it seems, none of us can just shut up and play.
Broncos have hands full with Owens - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, September 12, 2002 - Glancing down at the sheet of statistics, at the numbers that captured the night, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan angrily tried to digest yardage totals that were enough to wreak havoc with his blood pressure.
New jersey will have famous orange look - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, September 12, 2002 - During the 25-year anniversary of the Orange Crush, the Broncos appropriately enough will be back in orange.
QB shuffle just nature of game - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 12, 2002 - It's the first game of the NFL season. The momentum on the field has shifted. A move to the backup quarterback already has been decided.
Broncos aim to stall Hearst - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
September 12, 2002 - Mention the San Francisco 49ers, and everyone thinks of Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens. But Denver's defense will have to contend with something just as potent Sunday - a ground game that ranked No. 2 in the National Football League last season.
Adams: 'Magician' Briscoe returning to Denver - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
September 12, 2002 - Former Denver Broncos quarterback Marlin Briscoe will be in Denver next week. Briscoe, nicknamed "The Magician," will participate in the Broncos' alumni weekend festivities before Denver's Sept. 22 game against the Buffalo Bills at Invesco Field at Mile High.
Krieger: Spoiled Griese, finally taken to task, responds - Rocky Mountain News
September 12, 2002 - You wouldn't know it to listen to him, but Brian Griese has had it easy in the NFL. Maybe too easy.
Beuerlein no stranger to q-back controversy - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 12, 2002 - Steve Beuerlein used a baseball analogy to explain how many times he has been mentally messed with during his 17-year career as an NFL journeyman quarterback.
Broncos Notes - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 12, 2002 - The spotlight is on Brian Griese because he was almost replaced by Steve Beuerlein in the first game of the season.