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Broncosinindy
07-29-2007, 06:55 AM
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Done deal shows Moss means business
By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 07/28/2007 11:32:56 PM MDT


Broncos cornerback Domonique Foxworth calls a penalty on the media Saturday for asking him about Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has been indicted on dogfighting charges. The Broncos reported to training camp and begin practices today. (Post / Karl Gehring)Jarvis Moss had one prevailing mantra the past few weeks.

It didn't matter if it was to his agent, to the media, to family members or friends. He never wavered. He vowed to be at Broncos training camp on time. He lived up to his word.

"I always said I'd be on time," said Moss, who will join his new teammates for the start of training camp today.

Beating the reporting time by about five hours, the rookie defensive end from Florida signed his contract with the Broncos on Saturday morning. The Broncos and Moss' agent, Pat Dye Jr., nearly finalized the deal late Friday night. They resumed talks Saturday morning and easily hammered it out.

Moss signed a five-year contract that can be worth up to

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$15 million. He received $8 million in signing bonus money. The 17th pick of the April draft is expected to be an immediate factor in pass-rush situations.
"I just can't wait to get on the field and start going," Moss said Saturday. "I want to get a good night's sleep and get on the field."

The Broncos targeted Moss as one of three players they liked in the first round with the 21st pick. When defensive linemen Jamaal Anderson and Justin Harrell were taken, the Broncos moved up to No. 17 in a trade with Jacksonville and selected Moss.

The team was impressed with him in mini-camps. What has most pleased the coaching staff is that Moss, known as a pass rusher, also has shown a strong ability to play against the run. The team wants Moss to get up to 275 pounds. He said he is approaching that weight.

Moss became Denver's fourth, and final, draft pick to sign. This is the third consecutive year the Broncos haven't had a rookie miss a practice because of a contract-related holdout.

Settled at safety

The Broncos' coaching staff is pleased with the situation at backup safety, where Curome Cox, Hamza Abdullah, Steve Cargile and Quentin Harris will compete for playing time.

Cargile and Harris also can play linebacker.

The Broncos cut safety Sam Brandon last week because of medical reasons but want to bring him back next year. New defensive chief Jim Bates said nickel cornerback Domonique Foxworth could play some safety in a pinch. Foxworth played some safety last year after starter Nick Ferguson was injured.

Lang ready to compete

Kenard Lang started all 16 games for the Broncos last season and had six sacks. But he knows he will have to battle to make the team this year.

The Broncos have added Moss, and Tim Crowder to the mix at defensive end, and holdover John Engelberger has been impressive in the offseason.

Lang refuses to let the pressure of trying to impress the coaching staff get to him.

"If you worried about that every day, you'd become a nut case," Lang said. "I'm just going to go every day and battle. That's what I've always done."

Important message

Rosalind Williams, the mother of slain Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, recently taped a message that will be played for all 32 teams in the league at some point this season. Her message to every NFL player is based on safety and being careful in public places.

Darrent Williams, 24, was killed Jan. 1 in a drive-by shooting in Denver while riding in a rented limousine. He was leaving a New Year's Eve party.

Walker stands out

Wide receiver Javon Walker reported to training camp displaying the same mohawk he debuted at the team's July mini-camp.

SeeingRed
07-29-2007, 07:08 AM
Good read! thanks for posting.

One thing I love about this site is that if I forget to check the Post or the DRMN I know most of the articles will be posted here. :rockon:

Broncosinindy
07-29-2007, 07:26 AM
Good read! thanks for posting.

One thing I love about this site is that if I forget to check the Post or the DRMN I know most of the articles will be posted here. :rockon:yeah i usually miss the DRMN and TDP.

What i really am intrested in this article is that they wanna get moss up to 275 lbs. and that they are really impressed on his ability to play the run. Both big concerns coming into camp.

broncolee
07-29-2007, 07:27 AM
The team was impressed with him in mini-camps. What has most pleased the coaching staff is that Moss, known as a pass rusher, also has shown a strong ability to play against the run.

How many people are going to start eating their words after saying he was nothing more than a situational player? It sounds like he has a very legitimate chance to be a starter this year and quite possibly from day 1.

Considering his height, getting up to 275 lbs shouldn't slow him down as long as it is mostly muscle and he contniues to work on his conditioning.

SeeingRed
07-29-2007, 07:36 AM
yeah i usually miss the DRMN and TDP.

What i really am intrested in this article is that they wanna get moss up to 275 lbs. and that they are really impressed on his ability to play the run. Both big concerns coming into camp.

If he can get up to 275 at 6'6", he has a chance to put up some Simeon Rice like numbers in the next couple of years. The guy has some ridiculous reach and some big time explosion off the line of scrimmage (from the videos I watched on YouTube.com).

Unfortunately for me, I have an "expect the worst, hope for the best" dilemma in my mind about EVERYTHING. I really hope JM can pull through for us and give us the sacks and DE pressure that we've been missing since Trevor Pryce left.

BroncFanIN
07-29-2007, 07:49 AM
interesting tidbit on Sam Brandon, wanting him to come back next year.

Can't wait for the reports from training camp to come out today! :beer:

columbiaskinny
07-29-2007, 08:26 AM
yeah i usually miss the DRMN and TDP.

What i really am intrested in this article is that they wanna get moss up to 275 lbs. and that they are really impressed on his ability to play the run. Both big concerns coming into camp.
The team was impressed with him in mini-camps. What has most pleased the coaching staff is that Moss, known as a pass rusher, also has shown a strong ability to play against the run. The team wants Moss to get up to 275 pounds. He said he is approaching that weight.Same here.

I was stoked to read that. REALLY glad it did'nt say the opposite.

I wonder what he weights right now...

Thanks for the read indy

Broncosinindy
07-29-2007, 08:39 AM
Same here.

I was stoked to read that. REALLY glad it did'nt say the opposite.

I wonder what he weights right now...

Thanks for the read indy

If i remember right at the Rookie OTA he was at 255lbs. I remember reading that he had added 7lbs up from 248. if i was to make a educated guess i would say he is around 260 lbs once his body begins to add weight it should be easier to add it. now if he can stay at that playing weight is the question. but with our strength and conditioning coach i can defiently say that he should be able to get it. i think his weight this year will be unstable and will valley and peek. next year it should start to leval off i would suppose

CJ_5256
07-29-2007, 08:54 AM
I am soooo freakin pumped for the season already!!! I can't wait to read the reports from today! I think J. Moss will be one of the best D rooks this season b/c I think he'll win the starting job after a couple games....

GO BRONCS!

Ravage!!!
07-29-2007, 09:00 AM
It will be hard to put on 20 lbs during training camp and two-a-days. Then we head into pre-season. This year he may play light, but thats ok. Thats what he's used to. Next year, when he's had several months to put the weight on, then he'll be more adept to the extra pounds.

I'm excited to watch Jarvis this season. I LOVE his height and long arms, and am looking forward to him growing in the NFL. If only some of our more strict fans, that feel every 1st round picks should be pro-bowl caliber by their 1st year, will give him time.

lex
07-30-2007, 10:55 AM
Could you imagine what he might have been like if not for that infection? The guy probably has the most upside of any DE in the draft. If not for that infection imagine how good he would have been and how unattainable he would have been for us at 21/17.