Looking for special-teams help, the Seattle Seahawks claimed linebacker James Logan, who was released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Logan, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Memphis State, was an undrafted free agent for the Houston Oilers in the early part of the regular season. He emerged as one of their best special-teams players, but a tight roster situation forced them to put him on waivers.
The Bengals released him Monday because they needed to replace offensive linemen.
Floyd needs second surgery
Fullback William Floyd must undergo a second major operation to reconstruct his shattered knee, the 49ers’ team doctor said in a bleak, brief statement that did nothing to quiet speculation Floyd’s career may be over.
Dr. Michael Dillingham, an orthopedic surgeon, issued the statement Tuesday morning after operating on Floyd, who was injured in Sunday’s game with the Saints.
“Surgery was performed last night on the severely damaged right knee of William Floyd,” the statement read. “Due to the damage in the knee, additional surgery will need to be performed at a later date. William will definitely be out for the remainder of the 1995 season. We will continue to update you following the second surgery.”
The statement left many questions unanswered, but according to one report, three of the four major knee ligaments were torn and the kneecap was dislocated.
Some within the organization said that what Dillingham saw in surgery may not be a textbook knee re-assembly. He may need to check with other specialists on how to proceed.
San Francisco defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield was arrested on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, authorities said.
Stubblefield, 24, who was arrested early Saturday, was scheduled to appear in Santa Clara County Municipal Court on Dec. 12.
Investigators said officers responded to a call from Kimberley Carsten, 26, Stubblefield’s girlfriend, who said the football player threw several items around their residence and left.
Davis rips 49ers
Al Davis assailed the 49ers as the most unscrupulous team in NFL history.
The managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders chided 49ers president Carmen Policy, a staunch opponent of the Raiders’ return from Los Angeles, for “gloating” over the team’s transition problems.
In a rare 90-minute news conference, Davis covered a wide range of issues.
In addition to accusing NFL Properties of fraud, Davis blamed the 49ers for instigating the NFL’s $300 million suit against the Raiders. The league claims the Raiders are not abiding by revenue sharing rules, a notion the Raiders are fighting in a countersuit.
“I’ll say this, and this is going to cause a furor, but no team has violated the rules of this league more … than the 49ers,” said Davis.
Davis claimed the 49ers had paid bonuses to players during a strike as well as formerly owning another professional sports franchise at the same time as the 49ers.
A day after being released by New Orleans, kicker Chip Lohmiller was one of two players who got tryouts for the vacancy with St. Louis.
Dean Biasucci hit 14 of 15 attempts in a morning workout and Lohmiller, after driving 10 hours from New Orleans to his home in Minneapolis, got a shot as the sun was setting at the Rams’ practice facility.
A third kicker, Doug Brien, was supposed to be in the derby to replace rookie Steve McLaughlin, but signed with New Orleans. McLaughlin, a third-round draft pick, was released Monday after hitting only 8 of 16.
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