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PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : NFC : Rams Include Gary in Cuts

August 23, 1995

The St. Louis Rams cut five players, including former 1,000-yard rusher Cleveland Gary.

They also released wide receiver Chris Brantley, defensive backs Robert Bailey and R.J. Kors and offensive guard Lance Zeno. The team also placed quarterback Jamie Martin on the physically unable to perform list.

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Jerry Jones' plan to circumvent NFL Properties in marketing Dallas Cowboys' souvenirs threatens the entire league, San Francisco 49er owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. said.

"It's like a drug addict that's shooting up heroin when you know you're going to die one of these days," DeBartolo said. "The league will die."

All teams share revenues from marketing of shirts, caps and other gear, and the Cowboys had 24.3% of total sales in 1994. The closest team was the Kansas City Chiefs with 6.8%

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Only first-round pick Rod Smith, a cornerback taken from New England, remains from Carolina's top four expansion draft selections.

Carolina on Tuesday waived tight end Kurt Haws, defensive end Tyrone Rodgers and safety Fred Foggie, all taken in the expansion draft.

The team signed free agent safety Pat Terrell, who was released by the New York Jets.

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Starting left guard Scott Davis, who will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee, was placed on injured reserve by the New York Giants. . . . Among the Dallas Cowboys' cuts were tight end John Davis and safety Darren Studstill. . . . Matt Turk won Washington's punting job when Kent Sullivan, the only other punter in camp, was cut. . . . Defensive tackle Herman Carroll and veteran tackle Jim Hanna were among the 18 players cut by the New Orleans Saints. . . . Damage to the Georgia Dome roof will be repaired in time for the Atlanta Falcons' Sept. 3 season opener against Carolina.

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