Quarterback Bobby Hebert has reached accord with the New Orleans Saints on a contract calling for double his 1989 salary, and only some technicalities are holding up a final agreement, his agent and other sources said yesterday.
Hebert was benched for the final three games of the 1989 season -- all victories led by John Fourcade. After the season, Hebert said he would never again play for the Saints, no matter how much they paid him. He sat out last season.
Greg Campbell, Hebert's agent, said Hebert has agreed to a two-year deal, although no contract had been signed.
* GIANTS: New coach Ray Handley established a timetable for the Jeff Hostetler-Phil Simms quarterback competition.
Handley said he plans to select his starting quarterback no later than after the Giants' third exhibition game. The player who wins the job will play the majority of the final preseason game.