Griese gets permission to talk trade

The Broncos have announced that quarterback Brian Griese has been given permission to begin exploring trade talks with other teams. Also, cornerback Jimmy Spencer has been re-signed and linebacker Keith Burns has been waived with intent to re-sign

The Denver Broncos have re-signed cornerback Jimmy Spencer, who was waived yesterday, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Wednesday. The team also waived linebacker Keith Burns, but immediately agreed to terms with him on a new contract that is expected to be finalized and signed on Thursday.

Spencer, 33, was hired as an assistant defensive backs coach Feb. 7, and will enter training camp as a player/coach. In 11 NFL seasonsóincluding the last three with the Broncos (2000-02)óSpencer has played in 161 games (79 starts) and posted 435 tackles (377 solo) and 26 interceptions.

Burns, 30, has played eight of his nine NFL seasons with the Broncos, including all 16 in 2002. In 135 career games (2 starts) Burns has made 69 tackles (45 solo), including 1.5 sacks (-15), and tallied 158 special teams tackles.

Griese Given Permission to Seek Trade - DenverBroncos.com
Feb. 26, 2003 - Three days less than two months after the close of a season that saw moments of brilliance and others of difficulty, quarterback Brian Griese is free to seek out potential trade options. Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that Griese has been given permission to begin exploring trade talks with other teams. It was a move made via both a letter to Griese's agent, Ralph Cindrich, and through official notification to the National Football League.


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