Buccaneers acquire Griese from Bears for draft pick

Updated: March 3, 2008, 6:20 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Brian Griese

Griese

The Chicago Bears, who re-signed Rex Grossman and gave Kyle Orton a contract extension, traded backup quarterback Brian Griese to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft choice.

Griese left the Buccaneers two seasons ago when he signed a five-year contract with Chicago. The 32-year-old Griese started six games in two seasons with the Bears, compared to 16 starts in two seasons with the Bucs.

The Denver Broncos selected Griese in the third round of the 1998 NFL draft. He was with Denver for five seasons and also played one season for the Dolphins.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer