DENVER (AP) -Tampa Bay quarterback Brian Griese injured his shoulder and Denver rookie Eddie Royal sprained his ankle on separate plays in the third quarter Sunday.
Griese was just getting ready to throw the ball when Champ Bailey hit him on a blitz with 8 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Griese was replaced by Jeff Garcia, whom he had supplanted as starter after the opener.
Royal sprained his left ankle on a punt return later in the third quarter. Royal had three catches for 23 yards in the first half.
Griese was 13-of-19 for 88 yards before the injury.
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