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Tue, 06 Jul 2004 09:16:54 -0700
Jody Foldesy, of the Washington Times, reports free agent DT Daryl Gardener (Broncos) is almost certain to retire in the coming months due to a degenerative condition in his back, according to a source familiar with the situation. The source said Gardener's back flared up in late May, shortly before he was released by the Broncos and agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Bengals. Gardener had an MRI in Miami, and was advised to stop playing football by spine specialist Dr. Gary Gieseke. Gardener could jeopardize his ability to walk if he continues to play. The source also said a Bengals team doctor concurred with Gieseke's recommendation. Gardener has yet to file retirement papers with the NFL but is expected to do so.
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:58:20 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports while the Cincinnati Bengals and DT Daryl Gardener had worked out a four-year deal in principle previously, Gardener's chronic back issues have sidelined the deal for the time being and probably for good.
Sat, 12 Jun 2004 11:38:59 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports the Denver Broncos will save $2.1 million in salary cap room this season with the release of DT Daryl Gardener. The remainder of Gardener's $5 million contract will count $3.57 million in "dead money" in 2005.
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:41:41 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports talks between the Cincinnati Bengals and free agent DE Daryl Gardener (Broncos) had yet to be resolved following the morning workout Friday, June 11. Both sides want a deal, but the situation is believed to be resting on the health of Gardener's back.
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:16:13 -0700
Mark Curnette, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DT Tony Williams is angered about the Bengals' possible acquisition of free agent DT Daryl Gardener (Broncos). Williams will be the player replaced in the lineup if Gardener signs and wins the job. "It (expletives deleted) me off," Williams said Wednesday, June 9. "They have to build for the future, I guess. Obviously they want to go in a different direction. I could see right away, actually, that I'm not going to be around (after the 2004 season). It's the business. The organization has to worry about their future." Williams has one year remaining on his contract and is due to make a base salary of $2.2 million in 2004.
Tue, 08 Jun 2004 19:05:27 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals' officials met with free agent DT Daryl Gardener and his agent, Neil Schwartz, Tuesday, June 8, but a deal was not finalized before the defensive tackle left Cincinnati. However, Schwartz said the two sides are just waiting to "make sure the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted." Schwartz also added Gardener "wants to play for Coach (Marvin) Lewis," and that his client "loved the visit."
Mon, 07 Jun 2004 19:33:25 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports free agent DT Daryl Gardener could meet with Cincinnati Bengals' officials as early as this weekend to undergo a physical before signing the four-year, incentive-laden contract the two sides have already agreed in principal to.
Wed, 02 Jun 2004 14:21:14 -0700
The Denver Broncos have announced the team has released DT Daryl Gardener.
Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:36:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals are very excited about the prospects of adding DL Daryl Gardener once he is officially released from the Denver Broncos after June 1. "If he comes here, he'll make our team much better," DL Carl Powell said. "Oh my God, just his presence. Just by how big he is and how he runs to the ball and works so hard in the weight room. He doesn't take the little things for granted. I loved playing with him. He'll be in here at 5:30 a.m. ready and lathered. He brings a lot of tenacity to the game." Gardener and the Bengals have already agreed to a four-year, $9.3 million contract, which will be signed once his release becomes official.
Tue, 01 Jun 2004 09:18:28 -0700
Kevin Goheen, of the Cincinnati Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals will have some salary cap shuffling to do if they sign DT Daryl Gardener, who will be released by the Denver Broncos after June 1. The Bengals and Gardener agreed to a four-year, $9.3 million deal back in April, but the deal cannot become official until after June 1. Cincinnati has more than $5 million in salary cap space available but that doesn't include the $4 million they have allocated to sign their 11 draft choices.
Tue, 01 Jun 2004 02:03:07 -0700
The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos will announce the official release of DT Daryl Gardener, who has been on the team's reserve/non-football injury list since being suspended last fall. The move will save the team $1.8 million against the salary cap due to his release coming on or after June 1.
Sat, 29 May 2004 10:07:57 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports two sources outside of Denver have confirmed that the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with free agent DT Daryl Gardener (Broncos) on a four-year deal worth $9.3 million.
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 08:52:48 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement with Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener on a four-year, $9.3 million contract. The deal will be officially announced this week. The Broncos have said they will release Gardener after June 1, at which point he officially will be allowed to sign with the Bengals.
Sat, 13 Mar 2004 07:38:39 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Cincinnati Bengals are likely to consider future free agent DT Daryl Gardener, of the Denver Broncos, after he is released in June.
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 12:31:58 -0800
The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins club officials said they have no interest in Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener, who has been permitted to speak to other teams.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:50:01 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to show interest in Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener, who will be released June 2.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:48:06 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports the Washington Redskins are expected to show interest in Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener, who will be released June 2.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:45:01 -0800
The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos have promised to release DT Daryl Gardener on June 2, but has granted him permission to shop for a new team now as if he already were a free agent. The Broncos received a rebate of some portion of the $3 million signing bonus they paid Gardener a year ago, but neither Gardener nor the Broncos would disclose how they settled their differences or how much money each side received.
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:55:49 -0800
The Denver Broncos and DT Daryl Gardener have reached a settlement in regards to the grievance filed by both parties. Terms of the settlement are not disclosed.
Tue, 09 Mar 2004 11:51:19 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener will testify at his arbitration hearing Wednesday, March 10. Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, general manager Ted Sundquist and Gardener's agent, Neil Schwartz, also are expected to testify. The Broncos allege Gardener violated the terms of his contract by engaging in conduct that was detrimental to the team. Denver has withheld the remaining $2 million of Gardener's signing bonus and are trying to recoup the $3 million already paid to him. The arbitrator also will decide whether the Broncos' decision to suspend Gardener twice – three games in all – last year was unfair.
Mon, 08 Dec 2003 14:23:23 -0800
ESPNews reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (undisclosed) will miss the remainder of the season as the team has placed him on the non-football injury list.
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:26:12 -0800
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com reports the Denver Broncos have suspended DT Daryl Gardener (suspension) for two more games after going on a tirade about Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan on a local radio program last weekend. Gardener was originally suspended Nov. 20 for conduct detrimental to the team, a suspension that forced him to sit out Week 12. The big defensive tackle will now miss the Sunday, Nov. 30, game against the Oakland Raiders as well as the Dec. 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 11:59:51 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared FS Chris Young, DL Daryl Gardener, OT George Foster, QB Jarious Jackson, TE Jeb Putzier, OT P.J. Alexander, OG Steve Herndon inactive for Week 12.
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 10:01:34 -0800
Lynn DeBruin, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener, who was suspended for the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears for conduct detrimental to the team, went on a tirade on radio belittling head coach Mike Shanahan and stating the team couldn't win a Super Bowl this year without him. Gardener referred to Shanahan as "the little man up there" and said the suspension was a "b---- a-- power move." He admitted his future in Denver "doesn't look too good," and claimed, "It's looking like this man (Shanahan) does not want me to be a Denver Bronco."
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 19:11:11 -0800
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos DL Mario Fatafehi will start in place of suspended DL Daryl Gardener (suspension) Sunday, Nov. 23, against the Chicago Bears. It will be Fatafehi's second consecutive start.
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:37:12 -0800
The Denver Broncos have suspended DT Daryl Gardener for conduct detrimental to the team, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. The suspension is immediate, and Gardener will miss the Sunday, Nov. 23, game against the Chicago Bears, a move that will cost Gardener $38,529.
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 20:38:34 -0800
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener will likely serve as a backup again in Week 12.
Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:40:41 -0800
Denver Broncos DL Daryl Gardener (wrist) practiced Friday, Oct. 31, and is expected to make his second straight start in Week 9.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:08:01 -0800
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener will start at the defensive tackle position for the Monday, Nov. 3, game against the New England Patriots.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:52:44 -0800
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) made his first start as a Bronco Sunday, Oct. 26, against the Baltimore Ravens, after coming off the bench in the team's last two games. "I thought he (Gardener) played pretty good for his first game (as a starter)," Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said. "He played a lot of plays; he'll get better and better as time goes on." Shanahan added that he still does not believe Gardener's wrist is 100 percent healed.
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 09:34:00 -0800
The Denver Broncos have announced DT Monsanto Pope will start in place of DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) for Week 8.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 18:51:44 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) could see his most significant action of the year during the Sunday, Oct. 26, game against the Baltimore Ravens. Gardener played most of the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 19, against the Minnesota Vikings and is feeling more comfortable with his surgically repaired right wrist.
Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:57:43 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) was upgraded to probable for the Sunday, Oct. 19, game against the Minnesota Vikings, which means Gardener could see more playing time.
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 19:25:33 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) played 8-10 snaps Sunday, Oct. 12, against the Pittsburgh Steelers and was credited with a tackle and an assist. The coaching staff said Gardener still is clearly favoring his right wrist, which remains in a cast. Until he shows more improvement, he'll play only a limited role on defense.
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 12:44:33 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said during the Monday news conference that Broncos DL Daryl Gardener (hand) is probable for Week 7.
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 15:33:10 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (hand) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and doesn't plan to play until he's 100 percent healthy.
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 14:51:55 -0700
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (throat) practiced Friday, Oct. 10, but remains listed as questionable for the Sunday, Oct. 12, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Thu, 09 Oct 2003 19:46:55 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (throat) practiced Thursday, Oct. 9, on a limited basis and is still not 100 percent. Gardener said coaches do not want to play him until he is 100 percent, which means the team will probably hold him out for the Sunday, Oct. 12, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wed, 08 Oct 2003 18:20:34 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (throat) has strep throat and practiced Wednesday, Oct. 8, with the scout team, which means odds of him playing Sunday, Oct. 12, against the Pittsburgh Steelers are slim.
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 20:23:06 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (throat) likely could miss his sixth game Sunday, Oct. 12, against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a strep throat. Gardener was released from the hospital Monday, Oct. 6, after spending the weekend there. Gardener, even if healthy enough to play, has lost valuable conditioning because of injury and illness. He has yet to be active for a game.
Sun, 05 Oct 2003 09:06:58 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Adrian Madise, DL Bryant McNeal, QB Danny Kanell, DL Daryl Gardener, OT George Foster, TE Jeb Putzier, SS Kenoy Kennedy, LB Terry Pierce inactive for Week 5.
Fri, 03 Oct 2003 13:26:47 -0700
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (hand/flu) is doubtful for Week 5 and is not expected to play.
Fri, 03 Oct 2003 06:21:18 -0700
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (flu/wrist) did not practice on Thursday, Oct. 2, because of flu-like symptoms. His status for Sunday's, Oct. 5, game against the Kansas City Chiefs is uncertain.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 16:51:20 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 1. The team won't know whether or not he's ready to play until later this week.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 14:42:10 -0700
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 5, according to KCChiefs.com.
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 18:56:41 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Darius Holland will stay in the starting defensive tackle position, despite Broncos DT Daryl Gardener returning to the team after a wrist injury.
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 18:50:34 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) will practice extensively Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2. If Gardener has no setbacks Friday, Oct. 3, he likely will see his first action in the Sunday, Oct. 5, game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 18:48:29 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said he doesn't know if DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) will be able to play in Week 5.
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 12:24:36 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared DL Bryant McNeal, RB Clinton Portis, QB Danny Kanell, DL Daryl Gardener, OT George Foster, SS Kenoy Kennedy, OG Steve Herndon, LB Terry Pierce inactive for Week 4.
Fri, 26 Sep 2003 14:50:58 -0700
Denver Broncos DT Daryl Gardener (wrist) needed a shot in his wrist due to soreness and appears to be a game time decision in Week 4.