Griese story comes to end

The Brian Griese saga nears an end as the Broncos prepare to release the quarterback on Monday. Read more on Griese in today's story links.

Burned by bonuses - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, June 01, 2003 - For the $12.6 million signing bonus he received in 2001, it seems reasonable that soon-to-be former Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese should have been the next Joe Montana.

Broncos are interested in Flowers - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, June 01, 2003 - When the Denver Broncos release quarterback Brian Griese on Monday, the team will clear much-needed salary cap space that can be used to sign draft choices and a few free agents. The first acquisition could well be former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Lee Flowers.

Broncos are interested in Flowers - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, June 01, 2003 - Come September, the average high temperature in Arizona's Valley of the Sun rises to nearly 104 degrees. Playing for the Arizona Cardinals, Jake Plummer learned how to deal with the heat. But that desert blast furnace is nothing compared to the searing attention Plummer will face when he suits up for his first game as the Denver Broncos' new quarterback.

Time for fresh start - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, May 30, 2003 - Not so long ago, Brian Griese represented the Denver Broncos' future. Now he's a quarterback searching for a team and walking an uncertain path.

Exiting enigma - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
May 30, 2003 - "For a second there, he made me forget about John Elway." The words, spoken by Trevor Pryce, would be enough to stop any Denver Broncos fan in his tracks. But the Pro Bowl defensive end wasn't being blasphemous, just blunt, as he thought back 2 1/2 years to the season that put Brian Griese on the radar screen.

Exiting enigma - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
May 30, 2003 - "For a second there, he made me forget about John Elway." The words, spoken by Trevor Pryce, would be enough to stop any Denver Broncos fan in his tracks. But the Pro Bowl defensive end wasn't being blasphemous, just blunt, as he thought back 2 1/2 years to the season that put Brian Griese on the radar screen.

Q&A with Brian Griese - Rocky Mountain News
May 30, 2003 - Some of your teammates say you look more relaxed than ever? Why is that? What are your emotions going into this weekend - your last as a member of the Denver Broncos?

Griese's departure is at hand - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
June 1, 2003 - It's the end of an era in Denver sports history. Goodbye and good luck. Patrick Roy? That's old news. This time we're talking about Brian Griese, who will be released by the Denver Broncos on Monday and probably practicing with new Miami Dolphins teammates later in the week.

Nalen Snaps to It for First Time Since Injury - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
May 30, 2003 - Appropriately, the final day of the Broncos' five-session quarterback camp saw the return of a quarterback's best friend -- the dependable Pro Bowl-center in residence, Tom Nalen.


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