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Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:48:49 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Trent Dilfer is still bitter about Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick's decision to replace him with QB Elvis Grbac after the team's championship season and does not plan to speak with Billick again. "He grossly misunderstood the talent of that football team, myself specifically," Dilfer said. "I totally agree with so many things he did. But to this day, I am so sad I didn't have the chance to face the challenge of repeating." "I have absolutely zero desire to talk to Brian Billick."
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:29:41 -0700
ESPN.com reports the New York Jets contacted the agent for retired QB Elvis Grbac, but Grbac was not interested in returning to the league.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 02:15:25 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs once again failed to reach an agreement with QB Trent Green on a new contract. Green's agent, Jim Steiner, said Green was prepared to become a free agent if necessary. "The Chiefs have told me they won't keep him under the current contract, so we understand that could happen," Steiner said. "That's not our preference and wouldn't be our choice. Our preference is to make a deal. That's what Trent wants. That's what the Chiefs want. There's no mystery about anyone's desires. We're working toward that." The Chiefs history with Steiner and one of his quarterbacks doesn't make the final hours of negotiating appear promising. Two years ago Steiner represented Chiefs QB Elvis Grbac.
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:21:51 -0800
Updating previous reports, Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports former NFL QB Elvis Grbac has abandoned plans to return to the league in 2003 and will instead remain retired. “No, he’s not coming back, that’s it,” said his agent, Jim Steiner. “He’s changed his mind on that. It won’t happen.”
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:20:59 -0800
Updating previous reports, Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com reports former NFL QB Elvis Grbac will remain retired. "No, he's not coming back, that's it," said Grbac's agent Jim Steiner. "He's changed his mind on that. It won't happen."
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:29:06 -0800
Updating previous reports, Jim Steiner, agent for QB Elvis Grbac, has begun making phone calls to teams to see if they are interested in signing Grbac, who just recently announced he is coming out of retirement. The Denver Broncos aren’t the only team he has called. “I don’t know what’s going to be available,” Steiner said. He didn’t give specific confirmation that he had talked to Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, but said, “Mike knows Elvis is available.” The Broncos have not expressed whether they are interested in Grbac as of yet.
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 00:27:04 -0800
The Kansas City Star, citing a SportsLine.com story, reports QB Elvis Grbac would like to return to the NFL, possibly with the Denver Broncos. "I've had a year to sit and think about things, and I would like to end my retirement," Grbac told Sportsline this week. "There is a lot of speculation going on with the quarterback position in Denver, and I think that would be the perfect situation for me."
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 22:59:11 -0800
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly contacted retired QB Elvis Grbac. Grbac is expected to reject the offer to visit and stay in retirement.
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:18:18 -0700
ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli reports the Cleveland Browns have not made contact with retired QB Elvis Grbac, who has expressed an interest in joining the team if they need him to help out their banged up quarterback position.
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 15:18:08 -0700
Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports quarterback Elvis Grbac told him that he would consider coming out of retirement for a few weeks to help the Cleveland Browns if they needed him. Grbac, currently vacationing in Arizona, said he'd do it because of his relationship with Browns' president and CEO Carmen Policy. "I'd consider it in a heartbeat," Grbac said. He also noted that he's turned down other teams that have had interest and he's ruled out playing for any other team.
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 13:30:13 -0700
The News-Herald reports the Cleveland Browns could opt to look to add veteran QB Elvis Grbac, currently retired, due to their current injury problems at quarterback. Grbac’s agent, Jime Steiner, said he hadn’t heard from the team as of Tuesday. However, he said he told them earlier this year that Grbac would play for them in an emergency situation. “The Browns are the only team he would play for,” Steiner said.
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:38:16 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Bengals are running out of QB options now that Trent Dilfer has re-signed with the Seahawks and Elvis Grbac has retired. Former Atlanta Falcons QB Chris Chandler appears to be the only other veteran QB that's of interest to them. His agent, Frank Bauer, was unavailable for comment on Monday.
Mon, 04 Mar 2002 20:26:13 -0800
Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com the team may stand pat in the free agent market for a QB, now that QB Elvis Grbac has retired. Bengals President Mike Brown again wouldn’t rule out a trade, but he doubted it and there has been no action regarding Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe. The team is not pursuing free agent QBs Chris Chandler (Falcons) and Rob Johnson (Bills) and they feel former Bengals QB Jeff Blake is headed to Buffalo.
Mon, 04 Mar 2002 12:22:21 -0800
ESPN's John Clayton reports QB Elvis Grbac is going to retire, according to his agent Jim Steiner. After nine seasons in the league, Grbac decided he didn't want to ask his wife and three children to move to another city. Grbac plans to file the necessary files with the league.
Mon, 04 Mar 2002 12:18:02 -0800
Updating reports over the weekend, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Bengals made an offer to free agent QB Elvis Grbac over the weekend, which Grbac turned down. As reported, the two sides have broken off talks.
Sun, 03 Mar 2002 09:06:08 -0800
ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli reports the Cincinnati Bengals and Jim Steiner, QB Elvis Grbac’s agent, broke off talks Saturday night without any offers. Steiner said that there are no talks planned for the future.
Sun, 03 Mar 2002 01:05:11 -0800
Adam Schefter reports for the Denver Post Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said he does not see the team signing free agent QB Elvis Grbac (Ravens). The Broncos simply can't afford him.
Sat, 02 Mar 2002 20:07:27 -0800
Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com the Washington Redskins have apparently pulled out of the race to sign free agent QB Elvis Grbac. "We’re not looking to spend money on a high-priced veteran because of the salary cap," said coach Steve Spurrier, Saturday.
Sat, 02 Mar 2002 20:05:36 -0800
Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com after a day of negotiating with agent Jim Steiner, who represents free agent QB Elvis Grbac, the two sides are apparently going to take a breather from talks and probably plan to talk again after the NFL scouting combine here ends Monday. Steiner said Saturday night from St. Louis that other teams have expressed interest, but his client’s main focus is on the Bengals
Sat, 02 Mar 2002 14:19:29 -0800
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Bengals received a call from Jim Steiner to gauge their interest in his client, free agent QB Elvis Grbac, who was released from the Baltimore Ravens on Friday. The Bengals are interested, but had marked Trent Dilfer as their top candidate on the free agent market. Dilfer has since re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:54:05 -0800
Updating an earlier story, ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens and QB Elvis Grbac were reportedly only $1.5 million apart on a new contract, with talks finally breaking off in a nasty fashion. We got close, but not close enough," said Ravens vice president Ozzie Newsome. "We just couldn't make the numbers work." Agent Jim Steiner said he already started contacting teams in need of quarterbacks, saying that he's already talked to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:19:49 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have released QB Elvis Grbac after not being able to work out a new contract with him.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 20:38:05 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens continue to work to restructure the contract of QB Elvis Grbac. He is due a $6 million bonus if he is on the roster Saturday. As of Thursday night, team officials said proposals were exchanged to rework Grbac's contract, but no deal has been finalized. "We've made it very, very clear and everyone understands that we cannot execute the contract at its current form," said Ravens coach Brian Billick. The Ravens apparently are asking Grbac to take a pay cut after finishing as the NFL's 26th-rated passer. If he refuses a pay reduction and is released, Grbac would still count $4 million against the cap.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:52:06 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens are still trying to complete a restructured contract with QB Elvis Grbac before Friday's deadline. As of late Wednesday, team officials confirmed that there was no substantial progress made in talks with the agent for Grbac. The Ravens apparently are asking Grbac, who is due a $6 million roster bonus along with a 2002 base salary of $1.5 million, to take a significant pay cut after an inconsistent first season with the team.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:39:02 -0800
ESPNews reports Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac's agent, Jim Steiner, said odds of Grbac returning to the team are fifty-fifty. The Ravens, as reported, have told him he needs to rework his deal in order to remain with the team.
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:46:44 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Baltimore Sun reports contract negotiations between the Baltimore Ravens and QB Elvis Grbac continue. If he doesn't restructure his contract before Friday's deadline, the quarterback could be sent packing. Grbac is set to receive a $6 million roster bonus if he's with the team on March 2. Vice president of player personnel Ozzie Newsome said Grbac will not play under his existing contract with the team.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:40:40 -0800
Don Banks reports for CNN/SI the sure-thing return of QB Elvis Grbac to the Baltimore Ravens may not be so sure. The Ravens desperately need to restructure Grbac's contract before they would owe him a $6 million option bonus Friday. "Right now it's 50-50," said agent Jim Steiner, Monday. Ravens officials expressed no pessimism a deal couldn't be done, but they were cautious enough in terms of Grbac's negotiations to leave themselves prepared for the unexpected. Steiner said there have been no philosophical changes on the team's part that would changed his client's desire to return to Baltimore. QB Chris Redman could be elevated to No. 1 if Grbac leaves. Another name surfacing Monday - Saints QB Jeff Blake. QB Randall Cunningham remains a candidate to return to Baltimore in a backup role.
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:41:37 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick went on the road last week to meet with QB Elvis Grbac. The Ravens want Grbac to restructure his deal because he's due a $6 million roster bonus on March 2. Billick also noted Grbac could be in competition with Chris Redman for the starting job.
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 20:21:11 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens TE Shannon Sharpe was not a happy camper Monday. After being told he was being released, he was more upset at the way the team handled the expansion draft and not his own soon-to-be release, which he said he expected. He also questioned coach Brian Billick's handling of QB Elvis Grbac last season. Sharpe was dismayed the team would let LB Jamie Sharper and WR/KR Jermaine Lewis go via expansion. He also thought the team should have made a switch to QB Randall Cunningham, when Grbac struggled last season. Sharpe said he will look to go another team. "Tampa Bay looks good. There is a possibility I could be back in Denver. I can catch 80 balls over the next two years."
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:58:31 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens will clear $7.7 million off their 2002 salary cap when the Houston Texans take OLB Jamie Sharper and WR/KR Jermaine Lewis off their hands during the expansion draft on Monday. However, the Ravens will still be about $15 million over the salary cap so they'll begin restructuring contracts of their higher-priced veterans -- including QB Elvis Grbac -- and decide what to do with some of their older players like TE Shannon Sharpe and S Rod Woodson.
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 20:32:46 -0800
Brent Jones reports for the Baltimore Sun the Baltimore Ravens are expected to begin negotiations, possibly starting late next week, with QB Elvis Grbac about restructuring his contract. Grbac will receive a $6 million roster bonus if he is on the team March 2, in addition to his $1.5 million base salary for the 2002 season. "Over the next couple of weeks, my agent, [Ravens senior vice president of football operations] Ozzie [Newsome] and the Ravens' organization will sit down and probably try to work something out,"Grbac said.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:26:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Baltimore Ravens will be making some changes for the 2002 season, but QB is not expected to be among the changes. Coach Brian Billick said Monday, "Clearly, there is going to be some change. It's absolutely unavoidable." QB Elvis Grbac, who had a stormy first season with Baltimore, will return. "We've talked about this at length, organizationally, as a team, as a coaching staff: Elvis Grbac is our starting quarterback," Billick said. TE Shannon Sharpe, who hinted at retirement Sunday, has decided to delay making a definite decision on his future. The Ravens are an estimated $20 million over next season's projected salary cap of $72.5.
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:53:29 -0800
Paul Sullivan reports for the Chicago Tribune Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick said Sunday he never considered pulling QB Elvis Grbac for backup Randall Cunningham. "It's very easy to just say, 'Yeah, I could've put Randall in and had tipped balls and dropped balls and holding calls and missed assignments and it would not have changed the outcome,"' Billick said.
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 19:52:00 -0800
Don Pierson reports for the Chicago Tribune Seattle Seahawks QB Trent Dilfer is 20-1 in his last 21 starts. Last year Dilfer with Baltimore he had a better completion percentage, better average yards per pass and better efficiency rating than his replacement this season, Elvis Grbac. "If I was playing fantasy football, I would not be the first pick and I would not be my own pick," Dilfer said. He added if winning games and a sense of integrity about yourself was key, he might be the first pick.
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 12:12:04 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick once again stood behind struggling QB Elvis Grbac during his Tuesday press conference. He said he feels real good about the quarterback position and thought Grbac handled the ball and team well during Monday night's win over Minnesota.
Sun, 06 Jan 2002 08:19:17 -0800
The record for 3,000-yard passers in a season can be broken this year. Sixteen QBs have thrown for 3,000 yards this year, tying a record sent in 1980, 1989 and 1995. Five QBs are within 213 yards of 3,000 yards on the year: Browns' Tim Couch (2,890), Bengals' Jon Kitna (2,876), Ravens' Elvis Grbac (2,873), Atlanta's Chris Chandler (2,847) [Chandler won't play], and Panthers' Chris Weinke (2,787).
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 18:13:13 -0800
The Washington Post reports Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (rib and groin injuries) did not report for treatment today and trainer Bill Tessendorf assumed that meant he will have no trouble practicing this week. Coach Brian Billick continued to express his and the team's "faith" in Grbac. He also was a bit less adamant that Grbac would be his quarterback of the future than he was about two weeks ago.
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 19:15:17 -0800
Batimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (ribs/groin) has remained in tonight's game. He threw an interception on his first pass back in the game, but it was overturned by instant replay.
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 19:06:20 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (right groin) has been injured again. According to ABC-Sports, his return to tonight's game is questionable.
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 18:28:41 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (bruised ribs) was injured during tonight's game, but so far he is continuing to play.
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:39:27 -0800
Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said he plans to keep Elvis Grbac as his starting quarterback now and in the future. The team has an escape clause in Grbac’s $30 million contract that would allow them to terminate the deal after this season. "He's my quarterback now, he's going to be quarterback next year and hopefully the year after that and the year after that," Billick said. "The only thing that will change that is if he chooses to A, retire -- which I doubt -- or B, he gets a career-ending injury." Grbac said he never doubted Billick’s confidence in him.
Fri, 07 Dec 2001 10:11:45 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have been feeling more confident about their offensive line lately. QB Elvis Grbac said they've really started to gel recently, and the recent game against Jacksonville was the first game this year he's felt in sync with them protecting him on pass plays.
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 12:08:56 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said QB Elvis Grbac remains the team's starting quarterback. Billick once again made it clear that he and the team have confidence in Grbac as the starter and plans to stick with him.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 19:32:57 -0800
Baltimore Ravens rookie TE Todd Heap scored his first NFL TD today. It was a 24-yard pass from QB Elvis Grbac.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 17:26:37 -0800
According to the Associated Press, Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac has another bad day on Sunday, committing five turnovers against the Browns. Grbac threw four interceptions and also fumbled once. His four INTs tied a team record set by Vinny Testaverde in 1996.
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 15:39:58 -0800
ESPN's John Clayton reports Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (ribs) took most of the snaps in practice on Friday and should be able to play on Monday night.
Thu, 08 Nov 2001 19:50:29 -0800
Updating an earlier story, Ken Denlinger reports for the Washington Post Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac took the majority of snaps during practice today and expects to make his first appearance in three games Monday night. "It went really good, pain-free," Grbac said of his return from bruised ribs. RB Terry Allen (ankle) is also expected back back after missing the last two games. Allen and OT Sammy Williams (knee) were listed as questionable but practiced today. The others listed as questionable, DL Michael McCrary (knee) and Sam Adams (knee) and DB James Trapp (leg) did not practice.
Thu, 08 Nov 2001 12:32:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac took most of the first-string snaps in Thursday's practice. He said he wasn't worried about missing the team's previous two games. Grbac will return to the team's offense Monday night after missing 2 1/2 games with bruised ribs. Coach Brian Billick said Grbac is ready, although he might be a bit rusty.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 10:57:20 -0800
Jamison Hensley reports for the Baltimore Sun that Baltimore Ravens QB Elvis Grbac (chest) threw with authority during pre-game warmups on Sunday and didn't feel any pain afterwards. Grbac indicated earlier this week that he should be completely recovered for this week's game. Head coach Brian Billick shot down any QB controversy on Monday, stating that Grbac was the team's starter "plain and simple." Grbac noted the two weeks off have him feeling fresh and mentally back into the game.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 10:51:02 -0800
Brent Jones reports for the Baltimore Sun that Baltimore Ravens WR Travis Taylor may become a bigger part of the offense now that Elvis Grbac (chest) is returning to the starting lineup. In the last two games together, Taylor hauled in 9 passes for 170 yards and 1 TD. With Randall Cunningham at QB, Taylor only had 5 catches for 39 yards.