Free agency begins

After meeting the salary cap deadline yesterday, the Broncos attention now turns to free agency, with quarterback Jack Plummer the apparent main target. Read about it in today's story links.

Signing Plummer priority - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, February 28, 2003 - Now that the clock has struck 12 and Denver is permitted to woo free-agent quarterback Jake Plummer and free-agent defensive tackle Daryl Gardener, the Broncos are expected to move quickly. Sources close to each free agent said the Broncos will be ready to open their checkbook as early as Monday, the day both players could visit Denver.

McCaffrey signs cap-friendly deal to come back - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, February 28, 2003 - Eddie Mac will be back. After nearly a week of sometimes strenuous negotiations, the Broncos and Ed McCaffrey reached agreement on a restructured contract that will enable the popular wide receiver to spend the coming season in Denver. The reworked deal will be for three years, matching the length of his old one.

Salary cap makes Griese trade dicey - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Friday, February 28, 2003 - Even if the Denver Broncos could get a second-round draft pick for Brian Griese, as his agent implied Thursday, that doesn't mean they're going to trade him. One day after Broncos coach Mike Shanahan gave Griese and his agent, Ralph Cindrich, permission to explore trade talks with other NFL teams, all indications remain that Griese will be released June 1.

McCaffrey tucked into Broncos' fold - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
February 28, 2003 - The Denver Broncos continued their punt, pass and catch routine Thursday. One day after giving Brian Griese permission to seek a trade, they struck a deal that will keep popular wide receiver Ed McCaffrey in Denver while freeing up money to sign a free-agent quarterback.

Broncos' budget remains tight - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 28, 2003 - The Denver Broncos finally have their financial house in order, but the property itself is still considered a fixer-upper after a myriad of monetary moves. So, what better way to possibly begin sprucing up than by hiring a Gardener and a Plummer?

Broncos waive TE Matt Dominguez -
Feb. 27, 2003 - The Denver Broncos have waived tight end Matt Dominguez, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Thursday. Dominguez, 23, spent last season on the teamís reserve/non-football injury list after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 2002 offseason. Originally signed by the Broncos as a rookie free agent in 2001, Dominguez saw action in the final 12 games of the year, making three catches for 26 yards.

Position Preview: Offensive Line - - Mike Sarro
Feb. 27, 2003 - Leading up to the 2003 NFL Draft, Denver will offer a look at some of the top players at each position in this year's draft class. More than 250 college players will be drafted over the course of the two-day annual player selection meeting on April 26 and 27. Some current Broncos offered their own thoughts on some of the members of this year's incoming draft class. This week we look at the offensive linemen.

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