Broncos to trade for "Big Money"

The Denver Broncos will trade their fourth round draft choice to the Cleveland Browns for defensive tackle Gerard "Big Money" Warren, according to news reports. A deal will still have to be struck with Warren.

Browns to dump Warren - Cleveland.com - Scott Suttell
Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade Gerard Warren, the defensive tackle nicknamed "Big Money" who turned into a big bust, to the Denver Broncos, according to reports on ESPN.com. Mr. Warren, the No. 3 selection in the 2001 NFL draft, apparently will be dealt for a fourth-round draft choice, though financial details remain to be completed, ESPN.com reported. "Those details revolve around how, and how much, Warren will be paid in the final season of his original NFL contract," according to ESPN.com. "Denver officials, who apprised Warren's representative of the trade agreement on Monday evening, are to speak to agent Joel Segal on Tuesday in an effort to reach an accord."

Broncos thin on defensive line - ESPN.com - Len Pasquarelli
Mar. 1, 2005 - Cleveland and Denver have agreed on a trade that would send Browns defensive tackle Gerard "Big Money" Warren to the Broncos for a fourth-round draft choice, but financial details remain to be completed. Those details revolve around how, and how much, Warren will be paid in the final season of his original NFL contract. Denver officials, who apprised Warren's representative of the trade agreement on Monday evening, are to speak to agent Joel Segal on Tuesday in an effort to reach an accord. Another issue that must be addressed is what position Warren will play in Denver as the Broncos switch to a 3-4 defensive front in 2005. Warren is due a $1.3 roster bonus on Wednesday and a 2005 base salary of $950,000. While some reports indicate he is also under contract for the '06 season, Warren reached predetermined performance levels to void that portion of his deal.

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