Gardener dispute settled

Defensive tackle Daryl Gardener and the Broncos have settled their dispute without a shot being fired. The two sides agreed on a resolution before going to a scheduled arbitration hearing. Also in today's news, Denver signs a free agent quarterback.

Gardener, team settle their financial dispute - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 11, 2004 - A sight as strange as Daryl Gardener's short-lived Denver career unfolded Wednesday at Broncos headquarters. Gardener and Broncos coach Mike Shanahan shook hands. Three times. Then they went their separate ways. "All I can say," Gardener said, "is that I am happy this is finally resolved." Gardener's Broncos career and a hearing to resolve his financial dispute with the team ended Wednesday without the need of an arbitrator.

Broncos, Gardener reach settlement - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 11, 2004 - Daryl Gardener's controversial stint with the Denver Broncos is over. The two sides reached a settlement Wednesday, cutting short an arbitration hearing that was expected to last two days. Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist confirmed the settlement but said both sides have agreed to keep the parameters confidential.

Broncos, Gardener settle dispute - Daily Camera - Associated Press
March 11, 2004 - Darryl Gardener, who was suspended twice and played little during a disappointing season with the Denver Broncos, settled his dispute with the team over his $5 million signing bonus Wednesday. Terms were not released.

Broncos Injury Update: Ferguson Ready for Offseason Workouts - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - When the Broncos' season crumbled to a halt at Indianapolis on Jan. 4, safety Nick Ferguson could merely stand helplessly on the sidelines. He was unable to do anything to quell the Colts' aerial ambush, and unable to even express his frustration, due to the cast he brandished on his left wrist, the result of a Dec. 21 injury during the playoff-clinching win over those same Colts.

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