posted on Oct, 26 2003 @ 06:00 AM
Danny Kanell will make his first start in nearly three years when the Denver Broncos visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Already without starter Jake Plummer due to a broken foot, the Broncos also will be without backup Steve Beuerlein for the rest of the season due to a
broken right finger.
Now, the starting job falls on Kanell, who nearly rallied the Broncos against the Vikings after completing 12-of-18 passes for 104 yards and a
Kanell signed for the Broncos in June after being out of football for two years but was released on September 1 when coach Mike Shanahan decided to
keep just two quarterbacks.
Kanell made his last NFL start on November 12, 2000 while with the Atlanta Falcons. He has also spent time with the New York Giants in his career and
went 7-2-1 as a starter in 1997, when they won the NFC East title.
In his five-year career, Kanell has completed 52% of his passes (450-of-871) for 4,791 yards, 29 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
With Kanell likely to be rusty, Shanahan may opt to rely on running back Clinton Portis, who already has four 100-yard games this season.