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Miami Cuts Emtman In Salary Cap Move

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The Miami Dolphins terminated the contract of former Cheney High School and University of Washington defensive lineman Steve Emtman, who signed a five-year, $13 million contract two seasons ago.

Emtman, plagued by injuries for much of his five-year career, played in 13 games last season, starting four. He had 55 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

The move puts Miami $4.1 million under the salary cap, freeing up money to sign players from April’s college draft and the free-agent market.

Jeff George is intent on joining the Raiders and told his agent to drop any negotiations with other teams and concentrate on his discussions with Oakland.

The Kansas City Chiefs will not attempt to sign defensive end Neil Smith before he becomes a free agent, citing the lack of negotiations by Smith and his agent during the past season.

The Philadelphia Eagles cut quarterback Rodney Peete, who started the first five games last season before being sidelined by a knee injury.

Quarterback Chris Chandler said he was given permission by the Houston Oilers to explore playing for the Kansas City Chiefs next season.

Center Jesse Sapolu, a member of four of San Francisco’s five Super Bowl teams, was waived along with fullback Tommy Vardell in payroll-cutting moves to get the 49ers under the salary cap.

Bill Parcells will get $2.4 million for each year he coaches the New York Jets, making him the highest-paid coach in NFL history.

If the controversial expansion of Jack Murphy Stadium is halted by a judge, the 1998 Super Bowl and the San Diego Chargers’ 1997 home games will be moved to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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