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PRBronco
02-25-2005, 09:51 PM
I just stumbled across this on the Brown's website:
Here's the link (http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news_room/town/arts/4001.0.html)

Here's an excerpt:

Warren has one year left on his contract (his final year voids, according to reports), and Savage said the salary and roster bonus he is due make him “affordable.”

That also makes him tradeable since a team would not be acquiring a player with a big contract.

“This is a big year for Gerard in terms of his future career,” Savage said, “be it with the Browns or another team.”

Teams rumored to be interested include Denver and Indianapolis.

“He’s under contract with another team so I can’t really comment on that,” Colts coach Tony Dungy said.

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson also declined to comment.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said he had no interest.

“We really like our defensive line,” Smith said.

DPg2003
02-26-2005, 02:34 AM
Warren appears on Broncos' radar (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/broncos/article/0,1299,DRMN_17_3578271,00.html)

Yea it appears that the Broncos are actually thinking about Warren after all. Maybe he'll reach his potential on a new team. He's big and he has a nasty streak, but he was a #3 pick overall in 2001 and he still hasn't done anything in 4 years. Hopefully it will work out, but you would think Shanahan would be done taking chances on unproven D-Linemen.

TXBRONC
02-26-2005, 12:03 PM
Warren appears on Broncos' radar (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/broncos/article/0,1299,DRMN_17_3578271,00.html)

Yea it appears that the Broncos are actually thinking about Warren after all. Maybe he'll reach his potential on a new team. He's big and he has a nasty streak, but he was a #3 pick overall in 2001 and he still hasn't done anything in 4 years. Hopefully it will work out, but you would think Shanahan would be done taking chances on unprove D-Linemen.

The only thing that would make sense is that Shanahan must think that Warren would be better suited to playing in a 3-4 rather than a 4-3. Right now I would disagree I also don't like giving up a number one pick even if it is at number 25.

Caliraiderhater
02-26-2005, 03:02 PM
I dont think we would give up our #1 pick anyway.

bornbroncofan
03-01-2005, 02:59 PM
We're going to trade our 4th rounder for gerard warren

JoRo
03-01-2005, 04:17 PM
We're going to trade our 4th rounder for gerard warren

wut makes u think that

Browns Fan
03-02-2005, 12:49 AM
Updated: Mar. 1, 2005, 2:06 PM ET
Broncos thin on defensive line
By Len Pasquarelli, ESPN.com


Cleveland and Denver have agreed on a trade that would send Browns defensive tackle Gerard "Big Money" Warren to the Broncos for a fourth-round draft choice, but financial details remain to be completed.

Gerard Warren
Defensive Tackle
Cleveland Browns
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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
Tot Ast Solo FF Sack Int
19 15 4 2 4 0



Those details revolve around how, and how much, Warren will be paid in the final season of his original NFL contract. Denver officials, who apprised Warren's representative of the trade agreement on Monday evening, are to speak to agent Joel Segal on Tuesday in an effort to reach an accord.

Another issue that must be addressed is what position Warren will play in Denver as the Broncos switch to a 3-4 defensive front in 2005.

Warren is due a $1.3 roster bonus on Wednesday and a 2005 base salary of $950,000. While some reports indicate he is also under contract for the '06 season, Warren reached predetermined performance levels to void that portion of his deal.

It is believed that Warren, the third overall choice in the 2001 draft, will opt to play on a one-year contract, rather than seek an extension. That would make him eligible to be an unrestricted free agent next spring. In essence, the Broncos, desperate for defensive line help, would rent him for one season.

Cleveland officials last week granted Warren and Segal permission to discuss trade scenarios with potential suitors. The Broncos quickly made contact to indicate interest in the four-year veteran.

If the deal is completed -- and it can't be officially announced until Wednesday anyway -- Warren will be reunited with defensive line coach Andre Patterson, who coached him the past two seasons in Cleveland and recently joined the Denver staff. Patterson noted at the combine in Indianapolis last week that he is a huge Warren booster and conceded he was prodding his new Broncos bosses to acquire him.

"Nobody really understands him," Patterson said. "Is he the smart, intelligent guy you see on Monday, or is he the hip-hop gangster you see every Wednesday? I got to see the consistent guy every day in my meeting room, a guy that could pick up stuff."

Often criticized because his modest statistics never matched the huge investment that Cleveland had in him, Warren nonetheless is an intriguing player. The Browns have paid him a considerable sum in four seasons, including $11.6 million as a rookie.

Warren, 26, has appeared in 60 games and started all but one of them. He has recorded 152 tackles, 10˝ sacks, four forced fumbles and nine passes defensed.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. To check out Len's chat archive, click here .