GRIESE WILL BE COLOR COM­MEN­TA­TOR FOR 3 GAMES IN PRE­SEA­SON

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - Nicki Jhab­vala and Cameron Wolfe, The Den­ver Post

For­mer Bron­cos quar­ter­back Brian Griese will re­turn to the booth as a color com­men­ta­tor for the team’s first three pre­sea­son games, ac­cord­ing to 9News.

Griese is re­plac­ing Ring of Famer John Lynch, a for­mer Bron­cos safety who was named the San Fran­cisco 49ers’ gen­eral man­ager in Jan­uary, and will join Ron Zap­polo on the 9News-pro­duced tele­casts. Zap­polo’s part­ner for the Bron­cos’ Week 4 pre­sea­son game, against the Ari­zona Car­di­nals, has yet to be ap­pointed.

Griese has been a col­lege foot­ball an­a­lyst for ESPN since 2009, and from 201012 was a color com­men­ta­tor for KOA’s ra­dio cov­er­age of Bron­cos games.

9News, en­ter­ing its sev­enth sea­son as the Bron­cos’ tele­vi­sion part­ner, car­ries all four of the team’s pre­sea­son games (which are on KTVD-Chan­nel 20) as well as five reg­u­lar-sea­son games.

The Bron­cos kick off their 2017 pre­sea­son at Chicago on Aug. 10, then head to San Fran­cisco for joint prac­tices with the 49ers be­fore a Week 2 game Aug. 19. They close their four-game slate in Den­ver, against Green Bay on Aug. 26 and then against the Car­di­nals on Aug. 31.

Court hear­ing post­poned.

Will Parks’ hear­ing in Adams County court for his mis­de­meanor charges of ha­rass­ment and fam­ily of­fense do­mes­tic vi­o­lence has been con­tin­ued to Sept. 22, ac­cord­ing to court records.

The sec­ond-year Bron­cos safety was ar­rested March 31 and re­leased on a $1,500 bond after an in­ci­dent with his for­mer girl­friend.

The woman said she went to Parks’ home in En­gle­wood to col­lect her be­long­ings after their re­cent breakup but that Parks ac­cused her of steal­ing his foot­ball jer­seys and rings, and his so­cial se­cu­rity card and birth cer­tifi­cate. She told po­lice that he threat­ened to go to her house “with his peo­ple” to re­cover his be­long­ings.

Parks’ at­tor­ney said Parks has been co­op­er­a­tive with po­lice and that she and her client “adamantly deny the al­le­ga­tions of crim­i­nal con­duct.”

The Bron­cos is­sued a state­ment say­ing they re­ported it im­me­di­ately to NFL head­quar­ters in March and will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion. The NFL is re­view­ing the mat­ter as a po­ten­tial vi­o­la­tion of the per­sonal-con­duct pol­icy.

For­mer tight end dies.

Mitchell Henry, a tight end who spent five weeks with the Bron­cos in 2015, died Fri­day of leukemia at age 24.

Henry, an un­drafted rookie in 2015 from Western Ken­tucky, spent two years in the NFL with the Pack­ers, Bron­cos and Ravens. Doc­tors found a can­cer­ous mass in Henry’s chest last De­cem­ber.

The Bron­cos ac­quired Henry off waivers be­fore the 2015 sea­son opener. He played his two reg­u­lar-sea­son games for Den­ver be­fore be­ing waived by the team in Oc­to­ber.

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