Updated: June 4, 2003, 10:43 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble
Denver Broncos: With QB Brian Griese no longer on the roster, the team signed former New York Giants QB Danny Kanell to compete with Jarious Jackson and Nick Rolovich for a reserve job behind Jake Plummer and Steve Beuerlein. Originally a fourth-round pick by the Giants in 1996, Kanell eventually wore out his welcome in the NFL and was playing minor league baseball by 2001. But he got the football itch again last summer and signed with the Arena Football League's New York Dragons. "It's been a humbling experience," Kanell told the Rocky Mountain News. "But I got my desire back. I feel like I'm a rookie all over again." Dallas Cowboys: The team is scheduled to induct Tex Schramm into the Ring of Honor on Oct. 12, when the Eagles will be in town. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys targeted Oct. 12 -- their third home game -- because they didn't want Schramm's day to be buried by the buildup surrounding the season-opener on Sept. 7 against Atlanta or RB Emmitt Smith's return to Texas Stadium on Oct. 5, when Dallas plays Arizona. Schramm, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991, will become the 12th member of the select group. Miami Dolphins: QB Brian Griese isn't a Dolphin yet, as negotiations between the team and his agent, Ralph Cindrich, have slowed. Cindrich said he didn't speak with the Dolphins Tuesday afternoon after holding talks in the morning -- and he also hinted that the sides had hit a stumbling block in negotiations. "We're pretty much where we were [Monday]," Cindrich told the Miami Herald. "Not much is going on with it." Not surprisingly, the delay is money-related. Top backup quarterbacks in the league typically earn between $1.2 and $1.5 million and the Herald reports that Cindrich is seeking more for Griese, plus significant incentives if Griese plays a sizeable role and the team performs well as a result. "We don't view Brian as a street backup," said Cindrich. "If he were a free agent from the beginning of free agency, he would have been in a position to do very well in this negotiation. Of course, that's not the situation, but there has to be some situation where he can earn something close to what he's worth if he ends up playing."
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