ANAHEIM — The Rams have lost tight end Pat Carter to the Oilers, but will talk today about the possibility of increasing efforts to sign Houston wide receiver Haywood Jeffires.
Phil Williams, Carter's agent, said the Oilers and the tight end have reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.1-million contract, and that he expects Carter to sign Wednesday with Houston.
"The Rams have told me that they consider Pat one of the best blocking tight ends in the league," Williams said. "But Pat wants to catch the ball and I don't think the Rams will give him that opportunity."
Carter earned $370,000 last season as the Rams' starting tight end, but will sign for $262,000 and a $500,000 signing bonus. Additional incentives will provide him with the opportunity to earn $1.1 million.