Broncos sign TE Weaver, re-sign Droughns

The Denver Broncos have signed San Francisco free agent tight end Jed Weaver to a three year $3 million contract. In other news from free agency, running back Reuben Droughns has been re-signed for three years by the Broncos and former quarterback Brian Griese was picked up by Tampa Bay.

Signings solidify status for backfield, tight end - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 18, 2004 - Money usually convinces free agents where to sign. With Broncos free-agent fullback Reuben Droughns, a simple phone call did. After listening to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak tell him he would have an expanded role in the offense, Droughns reached agreement with the Broncos on Wednesday on a three-year contract. Griese to get shot at Bucs' starting job - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 18, 2004 - As the Broncos' former starting quarterback, Brian Griese played his best game in a Monday night victory over the Oakland Raiders in November 2000. Apparently former Raiders coach Jon Gruden and senior assistant Bruce Allen remembered. Gruden, now the Tampa Bay head coach, and Allen, the Buccaneers' general manager, reached an agreement Wednesday with Griese, who is expected to have a chance to compete for the starting job.

Broncos' Droughns stays - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 18, 2004 - His wish to become a full-time tailback will go unfulfilled, so Reuben Droughns instead will do the next best thing: take an opportunity and run with it. The unrestricted free agent agreed to a three-year contract to return to the Denver Broncos and play fullback. Terms were unavailable.

Griese added to Bucs' growing crop of QBs - Rocky Mountain News
March 18, 2004 - TAMPA, Fla. - Brian Griese is headed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Denver and Miami quarterback agreed in principle Wednesday on a three-year contract with a team that already has Brad Johnson, Jason Garrett and Chris Simms. Advertisement

Broncos Injury Update: Ahmaad Galloway - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Ahmaad Galloway ran around right end during practice with the Scottish Claymores against the Berlin Thunder on Wednesday, a mass of humanity, clad in black and white jerseys for the session, fell atop the running back. As the pile broke, Galloway gingerly arose. Not the sight that one wants to see of a back who has spent most of the past 18 months lifting weights and in various forms of rehabilitation, working to overcome the torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments that prematurely ended his college career and helped keep him on injured reserve after the Broncos selected him last April.

Broncos Agree to Terms with TE Weaver - DenverBroncos.com - Mike Sarro
Jed Weaver. The five-year veteran will be joining his fourth NFL team should he successfully pass his physical.

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