March 18, 1993 |
Pro Bowl defensive end Pierce Holt of the San Francisco 49ers agreed Wednesday to a $7.5-million, three-year offer from the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers have a week to match the offer and keep Holt, who was designated a transitional player. Holt will receive a $2.15-million signing bonus, $2 million in 1993, $1.75 million in 1994 and $1.6 million and 1995. The guaranteed deal includes a no-trade clause.
December 7, 1989 |
A muscular dystrophy victim who got to see his beloved San Francisco 49ers and meet quarterback Joe Montana has died, two days after his dream trip. Richard Doiel, 23, who had been confined to a wheelchair since he was 10, saw the 49ers beat the Falcons, 23-10, in Atlanta Sunday. After the game, Rodney Knox, a public relations man for the 49ers, took him to see Montana.
December 11, 1990 |
If quarterback Boomer Esiason's groin injury makes him unable to start Sunday against the Raiders in Los Angeles, backup Erik Wilhelm will get his first start of the season for the Cincinnati Bengals. Esiason, who has played in every Bengals game the last five seasons, is limping with a pulled groin muscle suffered in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to San Francisco when 49ers defenders Pierce Holt and Bill Romanowski sandwiched him on a rollout play.
January 18, 1995 |
The Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars will have high-profile, high-priced veterans such as Steve Beuerlein, William (Refrigerator) Perry, Chris Doleman and Gary Clark available in the expansion draft. Also thought to be on the list is Raider defensive lineman Scott Davis. Except for AFC champion San Diego and NFC champion San Francisco, teams were required to turn over six names each for the expansion pool by Tuesday. The Chargers and 49ers will add their players after the Super Bowl.
August 14, 1990 |
Wide receiver Jerry Rice and linebacker Bill Romanowski exchanged punches in a hot-tempered practice Monday as the San Francisco 49ers sought to shake off a sloppy performance in their exhibition opener. Coach George Seifert was forced into the role of peacemaker after a series of scuffles broke out on the practice field on a hot day at Sierra College.
January 20, 1995 |
Fullback Tom Rathman and tailback Ty Montgomery, members of the Raiders' starting backfield for the first six games of the season, were among six players made available Thursday for the Jacksonville Jaguars' and Carolina Panthers' expansion draft. Although Montgomery was replaced in the starting lineup by Harvey Williams and eventually dropped to the inactive list, Rathman started the entire season.