Keith Burns to Bucs

Denver special teams captain and middle linebacker Keith Burns appears headed for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, who also have signed Oakland running back Charlie Garner, a player that the Broncos were after. Read more about free agency and Daryl Gardener's upcoming arbitration hearing in today's reports.

Garner out of mix; Burns goes to Bucs - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - As Charlie Garner's agent sat at the bargaining table Monday night, his cellphone rang. "Really can't talk now," agent Brian Levy said. "I'm sitting here with Charlie and a team rep. We're about to get this deal wrapped up." Asked if he was doing a deal with the Broncos, Levy said no. The cost for Denver, which hopes to acquire a veteran back at a more modest price, was too great.

Gardener to testify at hearing - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 9, 2004 - Daryl Gardener will be back at Denver Broncos headquarters this week, but only to testify at his arbitration hearing. The hearing, before arbitrator Richard Bloch, begins Wednesday morning and is expected to last two days.

Krieger: Going for broke only resulted in a bust - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
March 9, 2004 - If you're like me, you've been waiting for a mastermind check. You know, where someone pulls that dipstick - the automotive part, not any of the principals here - to see if there's still oil in the engine. That Clinton Portis-for-Champ Bailey thing doesn't qualify, although it does make the check seem more urgent. I need a quicker verdict, a little reassurance that both oars, to choose another vehicular metaphor, remain in the water.

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