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    Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Griese has been traded to the Bucs.

    Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but it is believed to be for a second-day draft pick in 2009. Griese was owed a $300,000 roster bonus Tuesday, prompting the Bears to part ways with their veteran backup. Rather than risk bidding for him in free agency, the Bucs completed a trade.

    It's Griese's second stint with Tampa Bay. He quarterbacked the Bucs to a 5-1 start in 2005 before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Chris Simms went 6-5 down the stretch, leading the Bucs to the playoffs before a loss to Washington in the NFC wildcard game.

    The Bucs were unable to renegoiate Griese's contract and he became a free agent, signing with the Bears.

    Ironically, the trade for Griese leaves Simms' future with the Bucs in doubt. He has not played a meaningful snap in about 16 months and could be traded or released. The Bucs also have Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown. Bruce Gradkowski and Jake Plummer under contract.


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  • #2
    Good job by the Bears in getting something out of him instead of nothing.


    • #3
      Amazing that the Bears got a pick out of him.
      Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.


      • #4
        its funny how Buccs keep trying to get QB's
        i wonder how many qb there gonna have this year


        • #5
          IS Tampa off their rocker? He would have been released. I'll laugh pretty hard if it was anything more than a 7th.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
            IS Tampa off their rocker? He would have been released. I'll laugh pretty hard if it was anything more than a 7th.
            We traded for Ryan Grant when he was about to get released. Worked out great but I see your point.
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            • #7
              I'm utterly stunned we got anything. I wouldn't be surprised if this is something like a conditional 2009 6th or 7th rounder. Anything more, and I'd be shocked.

              I'm not sure what Gruden's intent is with this move. Luke McCown looked decent. They could use a spot for a QB of the future. How do things shake out?


              • #8
                Tampa Bay really seems to like collecting average QB's (except for Garcia who actually played pretty good).

                Garcia, McCown, Sims, Griese, Gradkowski, (Plummer)

                Am I forgetting someone?

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                • #9
                  Do they want Brunell too?


                  • #10
                    Hell why not trade for Steve McNair and make all Ravens' fans happy!

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                    On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                    Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                    So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!


                    • #11
                      I dont understand this... Why does Tampa Bay need so many Quarterbacks??? Can someone answer that for me?


                      • #12
                        what the ****

                        **** this ****

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                        • #13
                          Like Tampa 2 said in the Bucs team board. Gruden just loves collecting his QB's.


                          • #14
                            Gruden is a moron and is the single worst evaluator of talent in the NFL.


                            • #15
                              Is Kelly Holcomb still available?



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