08/11/2007 - Eight days after Pittsburgh and New Orleans opened the NFL exhibition season, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers finally get to play their own opener Monday night. San Francisco coach Mike Nolan sees more than a funny scheduling quirk when the Steelers and Saints have played two preseason games before the 49ers even get on the field.
Broncos LB Holdman out three months with spinal cord injury - Sports Network - (Author not cited)
08/11/2007 - Denver Broncos linebacker Warrick Holdman will be sidelined at least three months due to a spinal-cord concussion suffered in early August.
Broncos wrap up two-a-days - 9news.com - Dan Boniface
08/11/2007 - The Denver Broncos are wrapping up their training camp Saturday, the last day fans can watch their preparations for the season. The Broncos will have a walk-through practice closed to the public on Sunday before flying to San Francisco where they'll face the 49ers in their exhibition opener Monday night.
Broncos' Walker talks about Williams' Jan. 1 killing - Colorado Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
08/11/2007 - Denver Broncos receiver Javon Walker told a national sports television show about the horrific memories of cornerback Darrent Williams dying in his arms, that he still has the bloody clothes he wore the night Williams was shot and that he likely will never get past the grief of losing his friend. Walker spoke on HBO's "Real Sports" about Williams' death, the only interview he has given about it. He had a news conference Aug. 1, and repeatedly asked that the questions be about football. He has told the team's public relations staff that he will not discuss Williams, who was killed in a drive-by shooting Jan. 1 after attending a nightclub party.
Injury to Gore means backups to get good preseason run - sfgate.com - Anna Liu,John Crumpacker, Chronicle Staff Writers
08/11/2007 - Clever fellow, that Frank Gore. The broken bone in his right hand means running backs Michael Robinson, Maurice Hicks and Thomas Clayton will take most of the pounding in training camp and throughout much of the preseason. The 49ers face the Denver Broncos on Monday night in the teams' opening exhibition game on Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick.
The ups and downs of playing in the NFL - The Pueblo Chieftain - Mike Spence
08/11/2007 - Up or down, Denver Broncos running back Mike Bell has learned to take life in the NFL in stride. He's certainly had his share of ups and downs since coming to the Broncos last year after an impressive collegiate career at Arizona. "In the NFL, you're playing against the best of the best," Bell said. "It's not going to be easy. You've got to learn to deal with the good days and the bad."
Unraveling a deadly web - Rocky Mountain News - Sara Burnett
08/11/2007 - After busting more than 100 suspects in a major drug sting, authorities are looking for answers to 11 unsolved killings - including that of Darrent Williams. Photos of more than 100 suspects from the massive April 26 drug bust cover one wall of the "war room" at the Metro Gang Task Force headquarters. Computers hold digital recordings of about 160,000 phone calls secretly obtained from more than 50 wiretaps.
Bates' defensive engines running - Rocky Mountain News - ee Rasizer
08/11/2007 - For $3 an hour in the mid-1960s, Jim Bates worked a few summers in the factory to raise money for college. It was enjoyable, even with the grief he would take from the plant's old-timers and the fact he'd be given the hardest jobs. The nuts and bolts of football were more compelling. Bates was hooked from the time he strapped on his 25-cent Sears and Roebuck helmet and played sandlot games — south siders vs. his north — at about age 10.
Marshall hits practice field for first time - Co Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
08/11/2007 - After practicing for the first time this training camp, Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall admitted he might have needed a nudge to get back on the field. Coach Mike Shanahan provided it. After seeing Marshall miss almost two weeks of practice because of a quadriceps injury, Shanahan prodded Marshall to practice.
Cornerback Shoate making up for lost time - Co Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
08/11/2007 - In 2004, cornerback Jeff Shoate was a promising rookie for the Denver Broncos. He hasn't played in a regular-season game since. Shoate spent 2005 on injured reserve because of a knee injury, then was on the practice squad last year. Since he was drafted, the Broncos added cornerbacks Dre Bly, Domonique Foxworth, Karl Paymah and Darrent Williams, so Shoate has been somewhat forgotten. However, Shoate has played well in this training camp.
Broncos Training Camp Glance - Co Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
08/11/2007 - The Denver Broncos are down to one training camp practice at their headquarters. The team will practice this morning, then travel to San Francisco on Sunday for the preseason opener against the 49ers on Monday night. They fly home for a few hours Tuesday, then go to Dallas that afternoon. The Broncos and Cowboys will hold joint practices next week before a preseason game Aug. 18.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Marshall wants to make presence felt during camp - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
08/10/2007 - This was supposed to be the training camp for Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall. The one where he made a claim for a starting spot, the one where he really started to tap into the vast reservoir of talent those around him say he has. Instead, his first 11 days of Broncos summer camp have been summed up this way by coach Mike Shanahan: "He looks good on the treadmill."
Shanny pushes WR into action - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
08/10/2007 - Mike Shanahan told Brandon Marshall it was time to finally practice Friday morning. Marshall reluctantly went along with the plan. After finally testing his injured quadriceps, Marshall was pleased his coach took the initiative.
Broncos give draftees an "A" - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
08/10/2007 - This is the week NFL teams begin to know what to make of their rookie class. The second week of training camp separates players on the 53-man roster from the man on the street. If you are struggling to make an impact as a rookie, it will be noticed this week. A true NFL player will soldier through the second week and won't crumble under the piles of repetition. That has stuck out about the Broncos' small, but potentially high-impact, draft class. The kids aren't wilting. They're striving.
Battered and bruised line requires time to get well - Denver Post - Mike Klis
08/10/2007 - Never mind the gimpy receivers. Save the pity for the banged-up group out beyond the hash marks. A training camp problem just as significant for the Broncos' offense is scrummed near the ball. Left guard Ben Hamilton has missed significant time with a concussion. Left tackle Matt Lepsis has been out with a pulled groin. Right guard Chris Kuper was replaced on the first-team Monday by Montrae Holland. Lepsis' injury caused the Broncos to move Erik Pears from right tackle to left tackle one day, then back to right tackle the next. Adam Meadows has been playing whatever tackle position is opposite Pears, and Chris Myers has been filling in for Hamilton. Another backup left tackle, rookie Ryan Harris, hurt his back during the morning workout Thursday. The only player who lines up at the same position each day is the 14th-year center.
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