FalconMama Posted March 3, 2008 Share Posted March 3, 2008 Griese traded to BucsChicago Bears quarterback Brian Griese has been traded to the Bucs.Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but it is likely for a second-day draft pick. Griese was owed a $300,000 roster bonus Tuesday, prompting the Bears to put him on the market. 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. 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 and Bruce Gradkowski under contract. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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