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BAMAPHIN 22
05-31-2005, 02:37 PM
The tailback is one of the most divisive figures in the history of college football. The punter has issues -- with the law, with steroids and, believe it or not, with a family of kickers. Most recently, Jerry Rice (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/126) came into the fold.

The Oakland Raiders (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/raiders) used to have the market cornered on players in need of a second chance. This offseason, though, it's the Denver Broncos (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/broncos) taking chances on the aging, the troubled and the difficult.

Although none of the players -- Rice, Maurice Clarett (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/7277) and Todd Sauerbrun (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/3156), to name a few -- is costing the Broncos much in terms of money or draft picks, there are other risks involved. Most notably, the Denver locker room could be one of the most scrutinized in the league this season, full of big names and big personalities.

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