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Friday - 3/1/2002
Quarterback Elvis Grbac was released by the Baltimore Ravens this afternoon after efforts by the Ravens to renegotiate his contract were rejected.
Head coach Brian Billick, who is flying to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this afternoon, said:
“We’re disappointed for us and for Elvis. We thought a new contract would not only give us obvious help with our salary cap, but benefit Elvis too. We were looking forward to facing the challenges of next season, when we believed he would play at a higher level for us.
“Right now, Chris Redman is the only quarterback on our roster. He clearly has potential and will be given the opportunity to challenge for the starting job. I’ve had discussions with Randall Cunningham, and he has shown an interest in playing again with us. But, he’s a free agent right now. As with a good portion of our roster, much will happen before we go to training camp.”
Billick is meeting the Ravens coaches at the Combine, where Senior Vice President of Football Operations Ozzie Newsome and his staff are already working.
Ravens owner Art Modell added: “I have supreme confidence in Ozzie and Brian and their staffs. They’ve assembled and coached a championship team once before. We will do it again. What we’re going through right now is part of the new NFL process.”