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Dolphins send Griese packing

Postby WebHamster » Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:00 am

Davie, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Dolphins on Thursday released veteran quarterback Brian Griese.

The Dolphins acquired Griese last season from the Denver Broncos as a backup for starter Jay Fiedler. Griese started five games and completed 74 of his 130 attempts for 813 yards and five touchdowns.

Griese, 28, also threw six interceptions and garnered a 69.2 rating. The former Michigan standout was drafted by Denver in 1998 and learned under the tutelage of Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.

The six-year pro has thrown for 12,576 yards and 76 touchdowns in his career.

Miami has been rumored lately to be in search of a new signal caller. The team is apparently interested in Philadelphia Eagles third-string quarterback A.J. Feeley, who would be acquired for a reported second-round pick in 2005.

The deal, though, cannot become official until the trading period begins March 3 -- the same day as free agency.

Feeley, a fifth-round pick out of Oregon in 2001, went from third-string quarterback to a fan favorite in Philadelphia when he replaced the injured Donovan McNabb and Koy Detmer and won his first four starts late in the 2002 season. The Eagles went 4-1 in their final five regular season games that year with the 26-year-old Feeley as starter.
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