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Michael Silver
August 17, 1998
In the wake of their Super Bowl victory, the Broncos identified cornerback Ray Crockett as the one free agent they could not afford to lose. So on Feb. 12, the day before the free-agent signing period began, they signed him to a five-year, $14.5 million contract. Crockett is usually lined up against the opposing team's top receiver, and his outstanding single-coverage ability allows the Broncos to go blitz-crazy....
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August 17, 1998

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In the wake of their Super Bowl victory, the Broncos identified cornerback Ray Crockett as the one free agent they could not afford to lose. So on Feb. 12, the day before the free-agent signing period began, they signed him to a five-year, $14.5 million contract. Crockett is usually lined up against the opposing team's top receiver, and his outstanding single-coverage ability allows the Broncos to go blitz-crazy....

Denver coaches feel that Keith Traylor could be the AFC's best young defensive tackle. They remain perplexed as to why the Chiefs didn't retain him after the '96 season....

On July I defensive end Alfred Williams (8� sacks in '97) underwent surgery on his torn right triceps for the second time in six months. He's expected to be sidelined for four to five months, forcing the Broncos to juggle the line by shifting Maa Tanuvasa from tackle to end.

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