posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 05:53 PM
Demonstrating again that coach Jon Gruden loves to load up his roster with veteran quarterbacks, the Tampa Bay Bucs on Wednesday afternoon reached an
agreement in principle with free agent Brian Griese.
Tampa Bay for the second time this week has bolstered its quarterback corps. Longtime New York Giants backup Jason Garrett recently was added to a mix
that includes starter Brad Johnson and second-year veteran Chris Simms.
Griese visited with Bucs executives and coaches Monday. The team begins an offseason "quarterback" school next week.
While precise financial details were not yet available, Griese will sign a three-year contract that, in essence, figures to be just a one-year deal.
The structure of the contract likely will be similar to the pact Griese signed with Miami last season, in which exorbitant roster bonuses after the
first year dictate the team either release him or dramatically rework his deal.