|08-18-2006, 12:57 AM||#1|
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Dove Valley Days Aug 17 (Article)
Dove Valley Days: Aug. 17
News, notes and anecdotes from training camp
By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Staff Writer
Jay Cutler has been besieged by media all camp. (Post / Andy Cross)
The natives got restless on what was essentially the final day of training camp.
After a special teams play in the middle of practice, receiver David Kircus and cornerback Domonique Foxworth started to throw blows and push at each other. They had to be separated. Foxworth was still trying to get to Kircus while he was being restrained. It was the first full-fledged fight of camp.
After the fight, coach Mike Shanahan called the team in a huddle and then told the defense it had a 15-yard penalty for the incident. Afterward, both Foxworth and Kircus were joking about the brawl and both said they had made up. Foxworth called the fight "unfortunate."
However, camp ended on a positive note. Quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt hit receiver Darius Watts for a long touchdown on the final play of the morning session. The afternoon special teams practice was cancelled and Friday's one practice is a walk-through session.
The point after: To spice up the last day of training camp, Denver middle linebacker Al Wilson changed up his morning routine of the "breakdown" in which a Denver player leads the team in a usually silly routine to begin stretching. Wilson had fellow linebacker turn on some music, instantly causing chaos and forcing several players to start dancing. The moment was so infectious, grandfatherly defensive coordinator Larry Coyer joined his players with a little grooving, much to the delight of everyone.
WR trading places
The Broncos traded a receiver today ... no, not him.
Denver sent backup receiver Charlie Adams to Dallas for an undisclosed pick in the 2007 draft. Adams, who would have been pressed to make Denver's 53-man roster, was the No. 3 receiver last year. While Adams is gone, holdout receiver Ashley Lelie remains property of the Broncos, but the team continues to pursue a trade for him.
The rookie quarterback is certainly not starved for attention in camp. Jay Cutler, the No. 11 overall pick from Vanderbilt, has been besieged by media all camp. However, after his eye-opening preseason debut at Detroit last Friday night, the attention has been even heavier. ESPN wanted him this
week, and he met the media on the podium after practice Thursday. And he's still the backup quarterback. Let's see what happens when he takes over the job.
Perhaps the Broncos will find an inside pass rush from inside the state. Former Colorado State product Bryan Save has come in camp recently. Save, 24, is with his fifth NFL team since entering the league in 2004 as an undrafted free agent with Indianapolis. Save also spent time with San Francisco, Baltimore and Tampa Bay before signing with the Broncos this year.
Save caught the Broncos' eye when he starred for Cologne in NFL Europe last spring. He had 4.5 sacks. With a need for an inside pass rush, Save will get a chance to prove himself in the next three weeks.
Quote of the day
"It's 'Invincible,'" Broncos receiver David Terrell, when he saw Kircus surrounded by media after practice. Terrell was referring to the new movie of the same name that depicts the unlikely rise of a Philadelphia Eagles player in the 1970s. Kircus is rising up Denver's depth chart after being cut by Detroit four times since 2003.
Friday Practice begins at 8:30 a.m. and will run about an hour. It is a walk-through to prepare for Saturday night's preseason game against Tennessee at Invesco Field at Mile High. It is the final training camp practice. Gates open an hour before practice. Admission is free. Parking at the Broncos headquarters is located on the west side of the practice fields, and is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at training camp.
|08-18-2006, 01:02 AM||#2|
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|08-18-2006, 01:03 AM||#3|
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Interesting stuff. Jeremy Bloom is about to be CUT outta Philly btw.
|08-18-2006, 01:22 AM||#4|
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how is it a guy (kircus) can bomb out in a place like detroit 4 times, but make such a splash here?
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|08-18-2006, 07:49 AM||#8|
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Footnotes from Post's Bill Williamson, "Expect a campaign to get former Broncos running back Floyd Little serious consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a veteran committee selection."