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 includes a $200,000 signing bonus with base salaries of $300,000 in 1995 and $700,000 in 1996. He will count for $400,000 against this year’s $37.1 million salary cap, a savings of $500,000.
Rosenbach’s deal allows the Saints to realize their goal of finding a No. 2 QB for no more than $400,000 in 1995.
Rosenbach was unavailable for comment. The former Washington State University quarterback returns to the NFL after a self-imposed two-year hiatus that followed an injury-plagued, four-year stint with Arizona.
Former Idaho quarterback Doug Nussmeier is the Saints’ third-stringer.
The Los Angeles Rams will keep 10-year veteran wide receiver Jessie Hester, who had received an offer from the Seattle Seahawks.
Dick Gallagher, 85, former director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a former assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns, died of cancer of the esophagus at North Canton, Ohio.
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