April 27, 1985
The Washington Redskins made it official, announcing that they have acquired New Orleans running back George Rogers, the Saints' all-time leading ground gainer, along with New Orleans' choices in the 5th, 10th and 11th rounds of the National Football League draft, for the Redskins' first pick, the 24th overall. Rogers, 26, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner at South Carolina, gained 4,267 yards in four years in New Orleans.
October 11, 1990 |
Now that the Raiders, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, have decided to stay wed to Los Angeles, it might be time to reflect on how this remarkable turn of affairs took place. You may remember in our last episode, the Raiders were all packed and ready to leave. They were halfway down the fire escape; the getaway car was double-parked and running. They were taking the same route the Rams, the Lakers, the Kings and UCLA had taken--out of town and on the road again.
August 21, 1990 |
The Raiders traded guard-center Dale Hellestrae to the Dallas Cowboys Monday for a conditional draft choice. Hellestrae was traded because the Raiders' offensive line is overstocked and the Cowboys are short-handed because of injuries. "There are a lot of good offensive linemen on this team and they were either going to have to trade somebody or cut somebody," Hellestrae said. "It's a lot better than getting cut. It sounds like there's a good opportunity in Dallas for me to play, so I'm excited."
September 12, 1989
Sammie Smith, the National Football League's last unsigned first-round draft choice, agreed to a four-year, $2.5-million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The agreement is reportedly a compromise between the $2.65 million that Smith, a running back from Florida State, had demanded and the Dolphins' last stated offer of about $2.44 million.
January 9, 1989 |
The Pittsburgh Penguins today traded goalie Steve Guenette to the Calgary Flames for a sixth-round draft choice in the NHL's 1989 entry draft in June. The Penguins also recalled three players from their Muskegon, Mich., farm team, including center Dave McLlwain, right wing Mark Recchi and left wing Kevin Stevens. The team also sent goalie Wendell Young to Muskegon. Guenette played 10 games for Muskegon, with a 3.92 goals-against average. He was 6-4.
July 13, 1989 |
Realizing they could use a few players in uniform to start this little thing called training camp, the Rams got busy Wednesday and signed three more draft choices, including third-round pick Kevin Robbins of Michigan State. Linebacker Mark Messner, the team's sixth-round choice from Michigan, agreed to terms in time to make afternoon practice. Also signing was safety Thom Kaumeyer, a sixth-round choice from Oregon.