Who will the Broncos release?

The Denver Broncos have some tough decisions to make this week as the free agency deadline nears and contracts must be restructured to meet the cap limits. Read about that and more from the combine in today's story links.

McCaffrey top target because of bottom line - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, February 24, 2003 - INDIANAPOLIS - Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and coach Mike Shanahan will meet this week to determine whether one of Denver's most popular athletes will finish his career with the team. Each side would like McCaffrey to stay, but contractual circumstances also could prevent it.

Focused on the trenches - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 24, 2003 - INDIANAPOLIS - Larry Coyer is thinking big. The Denver Broncos defensive coordinator has concentrated primarily on the team's linebackers for the past three seasons as their position coach. But with several questions in the trenches and with more of a big-picture mentality affixed to his new job title, he's moving forward - focusing on the trenches.

Brandt's Combine notebook: Day five - NFL.com - Gil Brandt
INDIANAPOLIS Feb. 23, 2003 -- There's a lot of people that say they really enjoy these daily notebooks from the Combine, and we're glad to deliver them to you. By the time you're done reading this, you'll learn about what other kind of people read NFL.com. Here's a look at what happened among the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.

Slow market for No. 1 pick - ESPN.com- Len Pasquarelli
INDIANAPOLIS Sunday, February 23, 2003 -- Holders of the first overall choice in the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals are in a bit of a pickle right now, because they would prefer not to exercise the pick. Carson Palmer is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. But the problem for Cincinnati, and one that became obvious here this week at the annual predraft scouting combine, is that no franchise is keen on moving up into the first slot to select Carson Palmer, the Heisman Trophy winner and former Southern Cal star.

Teams fume over decisions not to run - ESPN.com- John Clayton
Sunday, February 23 - INDIANAPOLIS -- Titans general manager Floyd Reese sat in the RCA Dome Saturday and joked with a frustrated group of personnel men as they watched running back after running back announce that they weren't working out.

At least these quarterbacks are participating - ESPN.com- Len Pasquarelli
Sunday, February 23 - INDIANAPOLIS -- Give credit to the quarterback Class of 2003 for this much: Most of the top prospects participated on Sunday in throwing drills and, while there are still two months remaining before the draft, the group might have begun to separate itself into levels at the combine.


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