Lynch, Stewart visit Broncos

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Pro Bowl safety John Lynch on Tuesday as he was in Denver visiting the Broncos, meaning the Bucs will no longer have to be compensated. Bears quarterback Kordell Stewart was also a visitor as the Broncos zero in on several free agents.

Denver in hunt for all-pro strong safety Lynch - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Any team that wants Pro Bowl strong safety John Lynch no longer will have to compensate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for him. In a cost-cutting measure, the Buccaneers released Lynch on Tuesday, according to the NFL's waiver wire. Anyone composing a list of places Lynch could surface would be wise to include Denver near the top.

With 'Slash,' it's a matter of cash - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 17, 2004 - They've talked face-to-face with "Slash." Now Kordell Stewart's potential future in Denver might come down to a matter of cash. The free-agent quarterback went back to Chicago following his Tuesday visit with the Broncos and is awaiting possible negotiations that could result in him becoming the team's future backup quarterback. As of Tuesday night, no talks had taken place.

Stewart, Lynch meet with Broncos - Daily Camera
March 17, 2004 - Former Colorado star Kordell Stewart was among the players in town Tuesday to talk to the Denver Broncos about jobs. Denver is looking for a backup quarterback and Stewart, released by Chicago earlier this month, is interested in returning to his football roots, said his agent, Leigh Steinberg.

It's Official: Bucs Release Lynch - Tampa Bay Tribune
Mar 16, 2004 - TAMPA - John Lynch's father called the Bucs in recent days and asked General Manager Bruce Allen to release his son, Allen said. Today, Allen and the Bucs obliged, making the veteran safety a free agent. The news came almost as a formality after last Thursday's revelation by Lynch that the Bucs told him he was no longer in their plans. He had decided a few days before that money wasn't the issue. He wanted to finish his career as a member of the Bucs, and if that meant taking a drastic pay cut, he was willing to do so.

Broncos Visit With Johnson, Lynch and Stewart - DenverBroncos.com
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Denver continues with its offseason improvement plan by exploring opportunities to add three more names to its roster. Veteran standouts Raylee Johnson, John Lynch and Kordell Stewart will all be visiting with the organization today. "All three of these are more or less get-to-know each other visits," said General Manager Ted Sundquist. "The initial wave of free agency has slowed down and we have a grasp of where we're at right now both from a cap and cash standpoint."

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