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 ago, at the NFL meetings in Phoenix, the Rams offered $25 million, but league owners voted down the team’s request to relocate.
The settlement offer was increased during meetings between Rams president John Shaw and commissioner Paul Tagliabue on March 27-28, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said.
The league called owners to a special meeting Wednesday in Dallas to further discuss the Rams’ proposed move, but Shaw said he didn’t know whether another vote would be taken.
Placekicker Mike Cofer, returning to the NFL after a one-year absence, signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
The free agent’s most productive season was 1989, when he led the NFL with 136 points, setting franchise records for the Super Bowl-champion San Francisco 49ers.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Daniel Stubbs, a pass-rushing specialist, who sat out the 1994 season after he was cut in training camp by Cincinnati.
Defensive end Shane Collins was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers in a trade with the Washington Redskins, who received an undisclosed 1996 draft pick in return.
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