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Updated: June 1, 2004, 3:43 PM ET
By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
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Denver Broncos: After failing to fit in as a passer, QB Jarious Jackson will try his hand on defense. Janckson had been trying for four years to be a quarterback and initially resisted the team's urging that he become a safety but Sunday he agreed to make the switch. The change of heart came after a sit-down with coach Mike Shanahan. The move may not be permanent, but Jackson has agreed to try his hand at the position at least through mini-camps to see if he can make the transition. "I told him that I thought just giving him a chance to play defensive back might keep him in the game for a while, so he's going to take a look at it over the next month or two and if he feels he has a chance to compete, then he'll be here," Shanahan told the Rocky Mountain News. "If not, then I'll let him go." Jackson will no doubt get pointers on how to handle the change from newly acquired S John Lynch, who was a quarterback at Stanford.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The club will likely keep S Donovin Darius after failing to trade him before or during the draft. "We're prepared to play with Donovin, and it looks like Donovin will be here [this season]," VP of personnel James Harris told the Florida Times-Union. "We've had [long-range contract] talks that haven't worked out, but it's just a professional disagreement. It's not like we don't like Donovin." The Jaguars did receive several calls about Darius on Saturday and Sunday but Harris said the offers left a lot to be desired.

Detroit Lions: Déjà vu isn't always a good thing, but fans in Detroit are hopeful that their latest brush with the phenomenon leaves a smile on their faces. The Lions drafted Oklahoma LB Teddy Lehman in the second round, and after being introduced to the hometown fans he informed team officials he wanted to don former LB Chris Spielman's No. 54. Spielman was one of the Lions most beloved players, and like Lehamn won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. "He's always been my favorite player," Lehman told the Detroit News. "I hope I'm not digging myself a hole by taking that number. We'll see what happens."

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