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Jan 7, 2011 2:08 AM by Lee Douglas

Elway sticks with Xanders

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Brian Xanders is getting more responsibility and accountability in the Denver Broncos' new management structure.

John Elway's first decision as the team's new football czar was to retain Xanders, who was Denver's general manager in name only during the Josh McDaniels era, and empower him with more say on personnel matters.

Elway, the team's executive vice president, didn't even consider any other candidates for the job, saying Xanders "deserved a chance."

Xanders will report to Elway in the Broncos' new power structure, but will be the team's main authority on the draft and roster decisions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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