Raider's Garner to visit Broncos

While Clinton Portis is running off to Washington, the Raider's Charlie Garner is looking at a chance to take his place with the Broncos. Read about Garner's interest in Denver and more on the Portis deal in today's news.

Broncos contact Garner - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 04, 2004 - Instead of running through a hole, Charlie Garner is running to the hole Clinton Portis created. Garner, a former Oakland Raiders running back who is a threat as a receiver and a runner, plans to visit Denver next week and is welcoming the opportunity to play for his primary rival the past three seasons.

Bowlen says Portis put deal for Bailey in gear - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 04, 2004 - Broncos owner Pat BowlenThe biggest trade of Pat Bowlen's ownership tenure with the Broncos will become official today. But Bowlen said the seeds were sown last month when Clinton Portis' agent demanded the Broncos make his client the highest-paid running back in the game - nothing less.

Game no sweat for Bailey - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 4, 2004 - Mention Champ Bailey, and college position coach Mickey Matthews thinks back to steamy afternoons in Georgia when the temperature climbed as high as the humidity. "It was so hot in those games, but he would insist on being the gunner on punt (coverage)," Matthews recalled. "I'd tell him not to go out there, but he would sneak out anyway. He'd look at me, smile and wait until I wasn't paying attention, then he'd jump out there."

Bailey-Portis trade will be announced today - Daily Camera
March 4, 2004 - The Denver Broncos have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. today, when they'll officially announce the trade that will send running back Clinton Portis to Washington for Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and a second-round draft pick. On Tuesday, the Broncos made Bailey the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history. He agreed to a seven-year, $63 million contract that includes an $18 million signing bonus.

For Broncos -- and Every Team -- Change is Inevitable - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, March 4, 2004 - Forget about the second weekend of September, the final week of June or even the first mini-camp in May. For the Broncos, the season actually began March 3, when the league's calendar flipped over to the 2004 year in regards to contracts.

Notebook: Anderson's Contract Re-Worked With Incentives - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, March 4, 2004 - Just because the Broncos' trade of Clinton Portis is near completion doesn't mean the team will be without a 1,000-yard rusher in its midst, thanks to the renegotiated deal earlier this week that kept Mike Anderson with the club.

Sundquist: Trade 'Just About Finished' - - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - The looming deal between the Broncos and Redskins involving Champ Bailey, Clinton Portis and a second-round pick isn't officially completed, but only formalities stand between the execution of the blockbuster exchange of Pro Bowlers.

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