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NFL | Van Pelt attempting comeback

Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:27:17 -0700

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports former NFL QB Bradlee Van Pelt is attempting a comeback to the NFL as a safety.

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Texans | Van Pelt released

Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:38:35 -0700

Brooke Bentley, of HoustonTexans.com, reports the Houston Texans have released QB Bradlee Van Pelt.

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Texans | Van Pelt struggles during preseason game

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 12:00:00 -0700

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Bradlee Van Pelt struggled during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11. Van Pelt only completed one of the seven passes he attempted for eight yards and zero touchdowns.

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Texans | Van Pelt re-signed

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 21:29:47 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Texans | Van Pelt could be backup this week

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 22:10:09 -0800

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Bradlee Van Pelt is expected to be comfortable enough in the team's offense so that he can back up QB David Carr in Week 13.

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Texans | Van Pelt signed

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 17:34:35 -0800

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos).

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Packers | Team reportedly contacts Van Pelt

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 20:18:29 -0800

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have contacted free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos), according to a source.

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Vikings | Van Pelt works out with team

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 20:35:56 -0700

Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos) worked out with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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Giants | Team to work out Van Pelt

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:25:34 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the New York Giants will work out free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos) Tuesday, Sept. 26.

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Seahawks | Van Pelt tries out

Thu, 21 Sep 2006 09:28:39 -0700

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks worked out free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos) during the week.

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NFL | Van Pelt may head to the CFL

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 07:21:41 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos) may head to the Canadian Football League seeking an opportunity for playing time before heading back for another attempt to resume his NFL career.

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Seahawks | Team expected to work out Van Pelt

Tue, 05 Sep 2006 05:13:55 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos) is expected to get a work out with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Texans | Team decides against signing Van Pelt

Sun, 03 Sep 2006 19:26:14 -0700

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans considered signing free agent QB Bradlee Van Pelt (Broncos), but head coach Gary Kubiak decided they couldn't afford the extra of luxury of carrying three quarterbacks on the active roster.

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Broncos | Van Pelt waived from team

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 20:33:26 -0700

The Denver Broncos announced QB Bradlee Van Pelt has been waived from the team.

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Broncos | Van Pelt will be cut

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:18:29 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt has been informed he will be cut Saturday, Sept. 2, according to his agent Matt Brei. Brei said he was told the Broncos staff was still debating Friday morning, Sept, 1, whether to keep two or three quarterbacks. He said the staff decided to keep QB Jake Plummer and first-round pick QB Jay Cutler and let Van Pelt go.

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Broncos | Van Pelt odd-man out?

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:21:45 -0700

Mike Klis and Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt will likely not make the final roster. QB Preston Parsons is considered to be ahead of Van Pelt on the team's depth chart at quarterback.

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Broncos | Van Pelt on the bubble

Fri, 25 Aug 2006 14:13:51 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt is fighting for a roster spot.

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Broncos | Shanahan hopes to keep three quarterbacks this season

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:14:48 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan has said he would like to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster this season. Sticking with three quarterbacks will likely help keep QB Bradlee Van Pelt on the team.

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Broncos | Van Pelt could be roster casualty, balks at position switch

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 20:35:13 -0700

Terry Frei, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt may be a casualty of the numbers gaem when it comes to a roster spot. The Broncos are entertaining the idea of retrieving only two quarterbacks with the recent play of rookie QB Jay Cutler. The team has a need for a punter while P Todd Sauerbraun serves a four-game suspension for violation of the league substance abuse policy. Van Pelt balked at the idea of switching positions and received support from head coach Mike Shanahan on that subject, "I've never really thought about it, to be honest with you. He's been such a competitor, he's worked so hard at the quarterback position."

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Broncos | Cutler feels a little awkward about passing up Van Pelt

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:47:00 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler admitted to feeling a little awkward about passing up his friend and teammate QB Bradlee Van Pelt on the team's depth chart. "A little," said Cutler, who is now Denver's second quarterback. "But that's how it is. There's competition out here and coach is going to play the best guy." Van Pelt, who lost his job this week to Cutler, said he accepted the coaches' decision and moved on. "We're all competing and it's understood," Van Pelt said. "If you can't handle it, you're not going to last long in this business. You can't look at someone you call your friend and envy him or despise him because he's in your position."

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Broncos | Van Pelt drops to No. 3 on depth chart

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:25:28 -0700

Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt becomes the team's No. 3 quarterback with the promotion of Jay Cutler into the backup quarterback position.

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Broncos | Van Pelt hoping to land as No. 2; may be No. 3

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 09:00:47 -0700

Bill Wilson, of the Daily Times-Call, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt will battle rookie QB Jay Cutler for the team's No. 2 quarterback spot in training camp. Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said he will likely break camp with three quarterbacks this year, a luxury he waived the past three seasons. He has also continued to praise Van Pelt, insisting he's throwing better than ever and dismissing the notion he's the odd man out in the quarterback battle. Even though he's vastly improved according to his coaches, Van Pelt still shows the rough edges obvious to the most casual fans. So far, Van Pelt has found his way thanks to his raw athleticism and harsh competitiveness, attributes that usually aren't enough in the NFL. Since joining the Broncos as a seventh-round pick in the 2004 draft, Van Pelt as made slow but consistent progress in refining his skills to the standards of Shanahan's offensive system. With his window in Denver narrowed, Van Pelt knows he may ultimately be playing for a spot on another NFL team. He admits his immediate reaction to Denver's draft was to think a chance in another camp might be his best option.

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Broncos | Burton hits Van Pelt in practice

Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:24:33 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos rookie DL Antwon Burton jumped offsides during practice Friday, July 28, and hit QB Bradlee Van Pelt. Head coach Mike Shanahan said, "I guarantee he won't do it again. I don't think I've been around that since I've been in the NFL --a defensive lineman hitting the quarterback when he jumps offsides -- but it just goes to show you that you have to review everything and you would think that would be common sense but sometimes it's not."

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Broncos | Van Pelt working towards his goal

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 06:09:33 -0700

Milo F. Bryant, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt believes he will eventually be a starting NFL quarterback. "I'm just waiting for my opportunity," Van Pelt said. "It may come quick. It may be a long time, but I'm in it for the long run. I'm not going anywhere."

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Broncos | Van Pelt impressing Shanahan

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:46:31 -0700

Kyle Sonneman, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt has been having a very good offseason and is having some of his best practices of his career according to head coach Mike Shanahan, "He's been throwing very well. In fact, today is one of the best days he's had since he's been here." Van Pelt has been number two on the depth chart since the beginning of last season but is proving to be a worthy challenger to starting QB Jake Plummer.

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Broncos | Van Pelt has new look

Thu, 18 May 2006 06:40:25 -0700

Joseph Sanchez, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt changed his offseason routine by bulking down and letting go of some unhealthy habits. "I'm not anywhere as bulky or as strong as I was in college or my first couple years (with the Broncos) upper body- wise," he said. "I'm still very strong for a quarterback, but I realized that to become a little more flexible like a rubber band and to become a more natural thrower, I had to help my body."

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Broncos | Van Pelt won't go without a fight

Wed, 03 May 2006 20:32:12 -0700

Frank Schwab, of The Gazette, reports QB Bradlee Van Pelt said he is ready to battle with QB Jay Cutler for the primary backup spot to QB Jake Plummer. Van Pelt added, "I really haven't faced competition and not overcome it. I'm not saying I'm going to overcome Jay Cutler, but I'm going to go out there swinging, and if I go down, I'm going to go down swinging." Van Pelt's chances of holding off Cutler long-term are very slim since Cutler will likely get more practice time to help him develop faster.

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Broncos | Van Pelt not worried about Cutler

Wed, 03 May 2006 11:01:11 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt is not worried about his status on the team. The Broncos drafted Oregon QB Jay Cutler with the eleventh pick in the first-round of the draft. "I was a little surprised (with the Cutler pick), but like I said, it's a business," Van Pelt said. "I was telling everyone going into the draft (that) they might draft a quarterback, I don't know. I've got to be prepared for anything. I am prepared for anything and I keep on falling back (on the fact that) I believe in myself. As long as I believe in myself, I have nothing to worry about, and I don't. I can only control what I do. I can't control decisions -- whether I get a fair shake. I believe I'm going to," he said. "I think this organization is respectful and they have a lot of character. I think of myself as someone who has a lot of character; that's why I'm going to welcome (Cutler).

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Broncos | VanPelt to replace Plummer

Sat, 31 Dec 2005 15:12:55 -0800

CBS Sports reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt will replace QB Jake Plummer for the second half of the team's Week 17 game. The Broncos had planned to rest Plummer at some point in the game.

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Broncos | Healthy starters will play - but will they play the whole game?

Tue, 27 Dec 2005 18:28:30 -0800

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan plans to play his healthy starters in the team's Week 17 game, but for how long is the question. Shanahan said Tuesday, Dec. 27, the starters will play against the San Diego Chargers even though Denver has clinched the second seed in the AFC playoffs. QB Jake Plummer will start the game. "I'm not going to say definitely he'll play the whole game but that's the plan going in," Shanahan said. Backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt said he got the same message. "They made it clear to me yesterday and today that it's going to be just like any other week for the offense," Van Pelt said. "Jake's starting and if you get called in, deal with it. As the plan is right now, I'm not going in." Shanahan made similar statements before the Broncos played their regular season finale at Green Bay two years ago but held many key players out because Denver's playoff position was determined.

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Broncos | Van Pelt could see more action

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:27:08 -0800

John Roberts, of Coloradoan, reports Denver Broncos backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt could see an expanded role during Week 17. Because the Broncos no longer have anything to play for against the San Diego Chargers, head coach Mike Shanahan may opt to begin resting his players. Van Pelt said he expects QB Jake Plummer to start until he's told otherwise.

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Broncos | Plans unclear for Week 17

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:22:59 -0800

Jeff Legwold and Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, report Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan will not discuss his plans for a meaningless Week 17 game. The prevailing opinion in the locker room was that the starters who are healthy will play some. "I have no idea, but I think we'll have to play just a little bit," WR Ashley Lelie said. "We have a bye right after that. So that would be three weeks without playing, and that would be kind of iffy. I'm sure he'll get us in there at least a half." One player who almost surely will play against the San Diego Chargers is backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt.

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Broncos | Second Unit Leads the Way

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 22:00:53 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports the Denver Broncos second-string offense started the team's preseason game Friday, Sept. 2, and led the team to a 30-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Broncos' No. 2 QB Bradlee Van Pelt ended the night with 16 completions in 24 attempts for 129 yards and three touchdowns, posting a 112.5 passer rating in the process. WR Darius Watts caught two of Van Pelt's touchdown passes.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Taking Over as No. 2 QB

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 17:52:02 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt has taken control of the backup quarterback job. The Broncos have kept only two quarterbacks on the active roster for most of the past two seasons, and unless Van Pelt stumbles badly, QBs Matt Mauck and Danny Kanell might be running out of time as Broncos.

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Broncos | Van Pelt the Media Darling

Tue, 16 Aug 2005 10:40:03 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt has become the media darling of training camp in Denver. Working as the No. 2 quarterback, Van Pelt has been receiving a great deal of media attention.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Admittedly Nervous

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 20:16:06 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt admits to being nervous prior to Saturday's, Aug. 13, game versus the Houston Texans. Van Pelt will see a lot of action as the team's No. 2 quarterback. "For the last week, it's kind of felt like a Super Bowl," Van Pelt said. "But then again, I'm not putting all my chips in this game. I'm going to go out there, I'm going to perform well, I'm going to play well, but I'm not going to get too down on myself if I make a couple of mistakes."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Expected to See Lots of Action

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 15:27:06 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt is expected to see a lot of playing time Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Houston Texans.

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Broncos | Van Pelt's Playing Time Uncertain

Thu, 11 Aug 2005 21:41:22 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt said he expects to play at least a couple of series during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13, versus the Houston Texans. He will work as the No. 2 quarterback in the game.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Working Hard

Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:31:03 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith said that QB Bradlee Van Pelt has been working hard, but that the quarterback has been a little confused. "There are a lot of words to describe him, but at the same time, he's a competitor," Smith said. "That's what I like. He's one of those guys... we call him scrappy. He's going to do whatever he can to try and make plays and make things happen."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Dinged

Mon, 08 Aug 2005 22:34:50 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports Denver Broncos backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt (leg) limped through the final few drills of practice Monday, August 8, with a leg injury. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he didn't think it was serious.

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Broncos | Tough News for Kanell

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 21:39:18 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Danny Kanell was disappointed to hear from the team's coaching staff that QB Bradlee Van Pelt would continue to work with the second-team offense during training camp. "(The coaches) sat us all down the quarterbacks the other day (and said), 'Here, this is what we are going to do,' " Kanell said. "I haven't slept the past couple of nights." While head coach Mike Shanahan has praised Van Pelt's performance thus far, the No. 2 job still remains up in the air.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Looking Pretty Good

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 12:57:10 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said backup QB Bradlee Van Pelt continues to get snap with the second team offense and he's looking good doing so. "Bradlee has earned the right to get some reps, and he has taken advantage of it. He looks pretty good."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Runs Second-Team Offense

Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:08:03 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports for the second straight day Tuesday, Aug. 2, Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt closed out the morning practice by running the second-team offense in the daily "move-the-ball" drills that simulate game-action possessions. However, Van Pelt says he still has a ways to go before locking up the backup job. "I don't think there is any significance at all," Van Pelt said. "You're going to see (Matt Mauck) play with the twos; you're going to see (Danny Kanell) play. No job has been won or lost."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Splitting Time

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 21:57:00 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt split time with QB Danny Kanell running the second-team offense Monday, Aug. 1. As reported, the team's No. 2 quarterback job remains an open competition.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Likes Mauck's and His Chances

Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:29:25 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt feels as though he and QB Matt Mauck have an extra edge in the battle for the No. 2 and No. 3 quarterbacking jobs this season. "I firmly believe that if I or Matt show them there's a reason to give youth over experience, they're going to give it, because any team's trying to find a kid who's going to be the next to lead them to a championship," Van Pelt said. "Am I the person? I don't know. I think I'm going to lead some team down the road to a championship. If it's this one, so be it." QBs Danny Kanell and Chad Friehauf will also be competing for roster spots.

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Broncos | Van Pelt Doesn't Regret NFLE Decision

Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:28:29 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt says he doesn't regret the team's decision not to have him play in NFL Europe this spring. The Broncos' coaching staff decided to keep Van Pelt in Denver so he could work with the team during the offseason. "I think I would have enjoyed playing, going over there and making a name for myself," Van Pelt said. "But at the same time, being around the guys here, the system, the receivers that I'm going to throw with during this upcoming season is important, too. It's a toss-up, and I think I would have benefited either way, but I stayed here, and there's no looking back."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Learned in the Booth

Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:02:43 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt said the time he spent in the coaching box last season listening to the offensive coordinator and head coach call plays has assisted in his development into an NFL-caliber quarterback. "I had to trust the coaches—which I did," Van Pelt said. "I put trust in them (saying), 'This is what you need, Bradlee. You need to sit here. We don't need you (sitting) on the sidelines, looking at the cheerleaders. We need you concentrating, writing the plays down and focusing.' That's what I started opening my eyes to and saying, 'Hey, they're right.'"

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Broncos | Van Pelt Changes Jersey Number

Mon, 16 May 2005 20:55:09 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Bradlee Van Pelt has switched from jersey No. 11 last year to No. 9 this season.

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Broncos | Standing Pat With Backup QBs

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:40:38 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said the team plans on standing pat with backup QBs Danny Kanell, Matt Mauck and Bradlee Van Pelt. "Barring any kind of unforeseen post-June 1 cut of a veteran guy that might fit in here and that we could squeeze in financially, I can see the young guys [Mauck and Van Pelt] battling with Danny for [the second and third-string job]," Sundquist said. "That's why we drafted them last year."

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Broncos | Van Pelt Signs Future Contract

Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:20:17 -0800

According to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com, the Denver Broncos have agreed to a future contract with QB Bradlee Van Pelt. Terms of the deal were not released.

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