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Rams Sweeten Offer

The Rams have increased their offer to the NFL to nearly $40 million if the team is allowed to move to St. Louis from Los Angeles this year. Three weeks …


Signing Bledsoe Becomes Top Priority For New England

Before the New England Patriots can win a championship or wonder where it will be playing home games the No. 1 priority is getting quarterback Drew Bledsoe under contract. “We’ve …


Bengal Faces Charge

Corey Sawyer of the Cincinnati Bengals has been charged with perjury, a thirddegree felony, for reportedly lying to a state attorney’s prosecutor concerning money he allegedly received from an agent …


Dolphins Sign Armstrong

The Chicago Bears traded defensive end Trace Armstrong to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Dolphins’ second- and third-round picks in this month’s NFL draft. Armstrong played for the Bears …


Montana Expected To Quit Sources Say Chiefs Quarterback Will Retire After 16 Nfl Seasons

One of the greatest careers in pro sports history is expected to come to an an end later this month, when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement …


Giants, Walker Close To Signing Contract

The New York Giants were close to reaching an agreement with former Philadelphia Eagles running back Herschel Walker on Saturday, and a deal could come as early as today. For …


Parmalee Inks Deal

Dolphins running back Bernie Parmalee, a former UPS driver who became an NFL star last season, signed a two-year contract with the team. Financial terms for the unrestricted free agent …


Hawks Settle Dome Claim

King County agreed to pay $2.74 million to the Seattle Seahawks to settle the team’s claim for lost revenues during last year’s emergency closure of the Kingdome. The settlement compensates …


Packers Acquire Tight End Jackson From Miami Dolphins

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Sainthood For Rosenbach

Free agent quarterback Timm Rosenbach Tuesday night signed a two-year, $1.2 million contract to replace Wade Wilson as the backup to New Orleans Saints starter Jim Everett. Rosenbach’s deal reportedly …


Mobil Abandons Cotton

Mobil Corp. announced that it is dropping sponsorship of the Cotton Bowl as the Southwest Conference disbands. The Southwest Conference champion had served as the host team to the Cotton …


Rams Delay Lawsuit

The Rams and St. Louis pushed back the deadline for filing antitrust lawsuits against the NFL. Under an agreement with the NFL, the Rams had until Friday to file litigation …


Eagles Release Walker

Herschel Walker, the Philadelphia Eagles’ do-everything workhorse and most popular player, got his wish given the team’s new direction. He was released outright.


Reich’s Stuff Added To Carolina Panthers; Qb Signs One-Year Deal

Frank Reich, a backup to Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for more than a decade, finally got his chance to be a starter Monday by signing with the Carolina Panthers. …


Watters Signs With Eagles

Ricky Watters became a member of the Philadelphia Eagles when the San Francisco 49ers refused to match a $6.9 million, three-year offer sheet to the star running back. Watters, who …


Rison’s Salary Risin’

As expected, Pro Bowler Andre Rison signed a $17 million, 5-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, making him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history. Rison has 475 career receptions, the …


Erickson Hopes Personal Stamp Delivers Hawks

Probably before the notary even had time to stamp his contract, Dennis Erickson began placing his imprint on the Seattle Seahawks. He called Cortez Kennedy and asked him to relay …


Browns Put Rison In Pink

Andre Rison has committed to the Cleveland Browns, striking a $17 million, five-year deal that makes him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The newspaper said …


Court Rules In Nfl’s Favor

A federal appeals court ruled that unions can’t file antitrust suits against employers and reversed a $30.3 million judgment against the NFL. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of …


Packers Acquire Ingram

The Miami Dolphins closed an expected deal, trading receiver Mark Ingram to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. By trading Ingram, …


Seahawks Lose Two Starters

Yet another hole popped open in the Seattle Seahawks’ free-agency dike. Ray Donaldson, the team’s 36-year-old center, signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. That …


Raiders Sign Cash

Tight end Kerry Cash became the first unrestricted free agent from another team to sign a contract with the Los Angeles Raiders this year. No terms were announced. Cash was …


Davis Doesn’t Leave WSU Rivals Room For Qb Controversy

The yellow jersey Chad Davis wears during spring drills at Washington State University is the football equivalent of the caution flag. Ease off the throttle. Hold your positions.


Emtman Has Had It With Rehab Defensive Line Star From Cheney Eager To Rejoin Indianapolis Colts

A healthy Stave Emtman will give the Indianapolis a real lift. Photo by Associated Press


Five Years Later, Seahawks Make Friesz Backup With Dan Mcgwire Gone, Former Cda, Idaho Quarterback Rejoins Erickson With Seattle; Cowboys Pursue Hawks Center

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Saints Target Allen

Pro Bowl cornerback Eric Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed verbally to an offer sheet for a five-year contract worth $14 million with the New Orleans Saints, according to …


Rams To Stay Put

The Rams appeared resigned to spending another season in Southern California as the NFL owners overwhelmingly voted to deny the Rams permission to move to St. Louis. Rams president John …


Owners Block Rams’ Move; Frontiere Vows To Fight

NFL team owners Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected the proposed move of the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis during their annual winter meeting in Phoenix. Rams owner Georgia Frontiere described the …


Seahawks, Linebacker Close To Deal

Instead of gaining a receiver to accelerate the development of Rick Mirer, the Seahawks are close to signing a linebacker who tried to rearrange Mirer’s face. Los Angeles Raiders outside …


Sports People

Leon Day, 78, elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days earlier, died Monday in Baltimore… . Stan Van Gundy, fired after just 7 1/2 months …