Paul Ernster's return to the Denver Broncos lasted just one week. He was waived Wednesday after a poor showing at San Diego on Monday night. Ernster had been re-signed following the release of Todd Sauerbrun, who Coach Mike Shanahan said had gotten belligerent toward Denver police after leaving a restaurant earlier this month. Ernster, the Broncos' punter last season, booted a 17-yarder on his first attempt Monday night, setting up a Chargers' touchdown. After redeeming himself with a 59-yarder that Andre Hall downed at the 1, Ernster followed with a 33-yarder that led to a San Diego field goal.
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Broncos Cut Ties With DT Adams
In a somewhat surprising move, the Denver Broncos on Tuesday afternoon released starting defensive tackle Sam Adams, one of the best interior run-stuffers of his era, but a player who made little impact for the team in its first 12 games of the season. It is possible, given Adams' resume and reputation, that another franchise could sign the 14-year veteran for the playoff stretch run. But having registered only nine tackles in 11 games in 2007, and having failed to deliver the kind of production the Broncos expected when they signed him as a free agent in June, it is also possible his long tenure could be in jeopardy. Adams, 34, has played with six different teams.