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Griese expected to be let go by Broncos on June 1

Postby Dazedncnfz » Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:44 am

DAVIE, Fla. -- Quarterback Ray Lucas was released Monday by the Miami Dolphins, a move that had been expected after he struggled filling in for injured starter Jay Fiedler last season.

The Dolphins were 5-1 when Fiedler was sidelined, then went 2-4 with Lucas, a seven-year veteran, as the starter.

Lucas' contract was terminated after he met with coach Dave Wannstedt.

"We still feel that Ray can be productive in this league, but we believe this move is in everyone's best interest," Wannstedt said. "This gives him time to try to start working as soon as possible with whatever team he winds up with."

The Dolphins plan to pursue Brian Griese as their backup quarterback. He's expected to be released June 1 by the Denver Broncos.

"Without mentioning any specific names, we feel there are some quality veteran quarterbacks who can help this football team," Wannstedt said. "We're confident that we will be able to add a quarterback like that to our roster before the start of training camp."

For now, Fiedler's backup is Sage Rosenfels, acquired last August in a trade with Washington.
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Postby Cupertino_11 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:55 am

A very capable backup, Griese will no doubt feel comfortable being out of the spotlight for a while. It will do his psyche some good.
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Postby fntsyrookie » Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:36 am

IMO I'm not sold on Fiedler at all. I think last year was his career year and all subsequent years (including this next one) will all be down hill for him.

Griese is a step up in my book. I really don't think Griese felt comfortable in Denver. I think this is a case where a change of scenery will do him well. I look for him to take over Fiedler's job around week 4 or 5.
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Postby DUKE » Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:35 pm

I think Griese is a capable starter in the league. I think the Cowboys should grab him and insert him in the starting lineup immediately. He was also a pretty good fantasy qb last year. If he does end up playing for the Dolphins, I agree w/ Rook that he could very well be in the starting lineup after a about 5 weeks or so.
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Postby Slingblade » Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:28 pm

if griese goes to the phins he will start and take them to the playoffs...possibly the superbowl
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Postby Hawkki » Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:59 pm

Slingblade wrote:if griese goes to the phins he will start and take them to the playoffs...possibly the superbowl


I would completely agree with your statement if Griese was a more resilient QB.
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Postby Homeless » Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:04 pm

Of course theyre letting him go, they have PLUMMER now !! :-o
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