Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NFL NOTEBOOK; Broncos Agree to Trade Cutler

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NFL NOTEBOOK; Broncos Agree to Trade Cutler

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The Denver Broncos said Tuesday they will grant Jay Cutler his request and try to trade the disgruntled Pro Bowl quarterback.

There is no shortage of teams interested in the 25-year-old quarterback whose unhappy offseason began with Mike Shanahan's firing and has haunted new coach Josh McDaniels' budding regime.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen released a statement saying both he and McDaniels had been unable to get Cutler to call them back over the last 10 days. Bowlen said he spoke with Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, on Tuesday and came away convinced "that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos."

Therefore, Bowlen said, "We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded."

HOLT TO VISIT WITH TITANS

Veteran wide receiver Torry Holt will visit the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, according to the Nashville Tennessean.

Holt, who was recently cut by the St. Louis Rams in a salary-cap move, visited the Jaguars last week, but left without reaching a deal.

The Jaguars are looking for veteran help at receiver because Jerry Porter and Matt Jones are gone, and the team doesn't plan to re-sign Reggie Williams, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Holt played for 10 years with the Rams and caught 869 passes, 11th on the all-time list. He caught 64 passes last season for the 2-14 team.

New Jaguars general manager Gene Smith has said the Jaguars hope to sign a veteran receiver and draft a receiver.

VICK, FALCONS AGREE TO TERMS

Michael Vick has agreed to pay the Atlanta Falcons at least $6.5 million as part of his bankruptcy case, clearing the way for the team to release him before training camp.

The settlement was reached ahead of Vick's bankruptcy hearing in Virginia on Thursday. Vick arrived in Virginia Monday afternoon and is being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, Va.

Under the settlement, which still must be approved at Thursday's bankruptcy hearing in Virginia, the team would receive $7. …

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