July 24, 1992 |
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who is trying to engineer a player-owner settlement before the Freeman McNeil antitrust trial resumes Monday, was in Minneapolis on Thursday night as rumors spread that the parties have agreed to resume negotiations. Tagliabue is the ex officio head of the Management Council's executive committee, whose seven members were empowered by the league's 28 club owners this week to settle with the players if they could.
February 26, 1993 |
The Rams looked beyond their 16 unrestricted free agents Thursday and elected to secure the rights of first refusal on defensive tackle Sean Gilbert and quarterback Jim Everett, once their present contracts expire. The Rams also declined to designate a "franchise player," indicating they currently have no one who deserves to be paid the average salary of the top five players at their position. "You get into semantics when you talk about the franchise player," Ram Coach Chuck Knox said.