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nychief
03-21-2006, 08:52 PM
Free-agent quarterback Brian Griese has agreed to a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears, ESPN.com's John Clayton reported Tuesday.

Brian Griese
Griese

Financial terms are not yet known.

Griese lost his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Chris Simms in 2005 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury after leading the club to a 5-1 start.

Griese, 30, completed 112-of-174 passes for 1,136 yards, with seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions in 2005 before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

In eight seasons, Griese has completed 1,463-of-2,318 passes for 16,344 yards, with 103 touchdown passes and 78 interceptions, for a career efficiency rating of 84.8. A former University of Michigan star, Griese has started in 72 of 75 appearances with Denver (1998-2002), Miami (2003) and Tampa Bay (2004-05).

JBucc
03-21-2006, 08:59 PM
good pickup for them

Short Leash Hootie
03-21-2006, 09:00 PM
hmmm...

Does that make Grossman #1, Griese #2 and Orton #3?

You'd think they would've been content with Grossman and Orton...

Coach
03-21-2006, 09:00 PM
Not a bad move by the Bears I suppose. Griese, IMHO, is an improvemnt from Orton, in case Grossman gets injured again, which I'd be betting that will happen.

Mile High Mania
03-21-2006, 09:03 PM
Solid move... Griese will be their 2006 starter.

Coach
03-21-2006, 09:05 PM
Solid move... Griese will be their 2006 starter.

I don't know about that. If Grossman sustain an injury during training camp/pre-season game, then I would agree to that. Other than that, I think it will be Grossman.

nychief
03-21-2006, 09:07 PM
Grossman will start. This is just a drunken vet. back-up in case/when Grossman breaks his vaj.