August 12, 1997 in Sports

Colts Glad, Ravens Upset With Rosters

Associated Press

While Tarik Glenn finally agreed to start his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Peter Boulware, the Baltimore Ravens’ No. 1 pick, headed home with no end to his holdout in sight.

Contract negotiations with the defensive end out of Florida State have reached an impasse.

“Over the last three days, the Ravens and the agents for Peter Boulware have exchanged a number of proposals and discussed a variety of contract possibilities.

We have not been able to reach an agreement and, at present, there are no meetings or discussions scheduled,” the Ravens said in a statement.

“It is our understanding that Peter’s agents have recommended that Peter return to Florida.”

Boulware had been slated to start at strong side linebacker, a new position he began learning at two minicamps.

Meanwhile, Glenn, the 19th pick overall out of California, agreed to a five-year contract, and is expected to be at practice today.

Glenn had been projected as the team’s starting left tackle, but second-round draft pick Adam Meadows has moved into that spot during Glenn’s holdout.

Still, the arrival of Glenn will be welcomed by an offensive line that remains one of the team’s biggest concerns. The Colts have had their quarterbacks sacked 10 times in two exhibition games.

Colts fullback Roosevelt Potts also ended his holdout.

Steelers 42, Eagles 26

At Pittsburgh, Jason Gildon scored one and set up another of the three first-half touchdowns generated by Pittsburgh’s defense and the Steelers remained unbeaten in the preseason.

Kordell Stewart, so confident that he predicted on his pregame radio show he will someday be in the Hall of Fame, threw two short touchdown passes and scored on a 20-yard scramble following Gildon’s fumble recovery in his first home start at quarterback.

League reviewing hit on Collins

The NFL is reviewing a hit by Denver linebacker Bill Romanowski that left Kerry Collins with a broken jaw, sidelining the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback for an estimated six weeks.

It likely will take several days for the NFL to determine whether the hit was illegal and warrants a fine, a league spokesman said.

Elway may play Sunday

One week after rupturing a right biceps tendon, John Elway returned to the practice field, increasing speculation the quarterback would play in Denver’s exhibition game Sunday.

“I think there is a good chance. He threw without pain and didn’t overdo things,” Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said.

Bills, Smith’s agent meet

Buffalo Bills general manager John Butler and Bruce Smith’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, met for several hours, but while progress was made, a new deal was not.

They were attempting to restructure a five-year offer worth $22 million that Smith had previously rejected.

“Nothing is done,” Steinberg said by telephone from Smith’s home. “We had good discussions. We plan to continue tomorrow.”

Vikings gaining strength

Minnesota running back Robert Smith, linebacker Ed McDaniel and safety Orlando Thomas, who suffered serious knee injuries last season, returned to contact drills.

All three began training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list. All three may play Saturday at Cincinnati.

Giants place hoopster on DL

Former University of Utah basketball player Brandon Jessie, signed as a free agent tight end by the New York Giants in the off-season, was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Jessie, who averaged 15.2 points per game for the Utes from 1994-96, has been sidelined with a partially dislocated shoulder.

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