Griese officially cut; Flowers signed

The Denver Broncos Monday released quarterback Brian Griese, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. The Broncos have also reportedly reached an agreement with free agent safety Lee Flowers, formerly with Pittsburgh.

Griese departs; Flowers arrives - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - The Denver Broncos waved goodbye to quiet, cerebral quarterback Brian Griese on Monday. Shortly thereafter, they threw down the welcome mat for brash, outspoken, hard-hitting former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Lee Flowers.

Denver signs veteran safety - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
June 3, 2003 - The Denver Broncos firmly believe in safety in numbers, a philosophy that became abundantly clear Monday when the club came to a one-year contract agreement with veteran free agent Lee Flowers.

Griese is officially out - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
June 3, 2003 - Monday was a day for official announcements. First, the Denver Broncos released quarterback Brian Griese, severing a five-year relationship in two short paragraphs. Then Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells made it clear he wasn't interested, saying he didn't want an "8-8 quarterback." Finally, Griese's agent began negotiations with the team many expected him to sign with from the beginning - the Miami Dolphins.

Griese era in Denver officially comes to end - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
June 3, 2003 - On Christmas Day, Brian Griese finally decided to open up to the members of the media who showed up at Denver Broncos headquarters to share in his holiday misery. The quarterback was still physically and mentally beaten down three days after a 28-16 loss at Oakland, which cost Griese his job and his team a playoff spot.

Broncos, Griese Officially Part Ways - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
June 2, 2003 - Brian Griese's five-season tenure with the Broncos officially ended on Monday when the team released him. The release of Griese was consummated at this point for salary-cap reasons, as June 1 represents a demarcation date between contracts of the previous year and those for the season to come.

Former Steelers safety joins Broncos - ESPN.com - Len Pasquarelli
Monday, June 2, 2003 - Hoping to further solidify a position in offseason flux, the Denver Broncos on Monday morning reached a contract agreement with unrestricted free agent safety Lee Flowers, ESPN.com has learned.

Broncos waive QB Griese - ESPN.com - John Clayton
Monday, June 2, 2003 - Brian Griese finally got his walking papers Monday when the Broncos announced that he will appear on the waiver wire and that his contract is terminated.

Griese would face plenty of pressure in Miami - ESPN.com - Len Pasquarelli
Monday, June 2, 2003 - Even a generation that now recognizes Ted Danson more from his role as John Becker than as Sam "Mayday" Malone certainly must know, either because of endless re-runs or perhaps osmosis, that the wacky gang bellied up to the bar at Cheers because it was a homey place where everybody knew their names.

Broncos, Griese officially part ways - NFL.com
Monday, June 2, 2003 - The Brian Griese era officially came to a close when the Denver Broncos released their former starting quarterback to clear space under the salary cap.

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