Hayward out, Warren in?

According to reports in today's news, the Denver Broncos will not try to retain free agent defensive end Reggie Hayward. Instead, they are attempting to make a deal with Cleveland Browns lineman Gerald Warren. Read about it in today's news reports.

New plan along line - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - Four days ago, Reggie Hayward's agent said the Broncos had about a 10 percent chance of retaining the team's leader in sacks last season. That percentage took a dramatic dip when the Broncos chimed in Monday. It stands at zero. "We're heading in another direction," Denver general manager Ted Sundquist said. "We are not going to pursue Reggie." With free agency beginning Wednesday morning, the Broncos have decided Hayward's market price will be more than what they want to spend.

New plan along line - News-Herald.com - Jeff Schudel
03/01/2005 - "Big Money" is about to become new currency in Denver. The Browns and Broncos have agreed on a trade that would send Gerard Warren to the Broncos for a fourth-round draft choice in the 2005 draft, a league source said Monday as the scouting combine was winding down. The trade cannot be consummated until Wednesday, the first day trades in the NFL can be made in 2005. Wednesday is also the first day of free agency. In yet another move as the Browns try to move away from back-to-back seasons of 5-11 and 4-12, starting strong safety Robert Griffith was released Monday, two days before the Browns would have to pay him a roster bonus. "After three years in Cleveland, the Browns and I have decided that it is in both of our best interests that I become a free agent," Griffith said in a statement released by the team.

Shanahan's son not charged - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - Kyle Shanahan said he was arrested early Sunday morning in Indianapolis while trying to assist a friend. Shanahan, the son of Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, was arrested outside a downtown nightclub for public intoxication, a class B misdemeanor. He was released after several hours in jail. No charges have been filed. Shanahan, in a statement released Monday night by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, explained his side. Shanahan, 25, is an offensive quality control coach for Tampa Bay and was in the city for the scouting combine.

Shanahan's son jailed but won't face charges - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
March 1, 2005 - Calling it a "night well spent," Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Kyle Shanahan - son of Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan - said he spent a few hours in an Indianapolis jail because he tried to help a friend. Kyle Shanahan, according to an Indianapolis Police Department report, was arrested for public intoxication just after 2 a.m. EST Sunday. The report said the younger Shanahan was "loud, belligerent and causing a scene" outside the Have a Nice Day Café in downtown Indianapolis.

2005 Draft Preview: Tight Ends - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - From well-supported high school programs in hamlets like Pueblo, Grand Junction and Wray to the multi-decade sellout streak for the Broncos, football is interwoven into the fabric of Colorado life. But the state has never developed professional players at the same clip as the renowned and fertile football fields of Texas and Florida, or even at a similar rate to other comparably populated states such as Louisiana and South Carolina. That makes what's transpired at tight end this year all the more remarkable, with three of the better prospects in this year's class sharing Colorado ties and another -- Colorado Springs native Vincent Jackson -- who could potentially be a tight end but who worked out with the wide receivers at the Senior Bowl in January and the National Scouting Combine in late Feburary.

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